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Chester W. Nimitz (1885–1966)

Chester W. Nimitz was born on February 24, 1885 in Fredericksburg, Texas, USA as Chester William Nimitz. He was married to Catherine Vance Freeman. He died on February 20, 1966 in Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay, California, USA. See full bio »

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2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Admiral Chester W. Mimitz | Admiral Nimitz | Chester Nimitz | Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

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His only son, Rear Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Jr. (b. 1915), committed double suicide with his wife on January 2, 2002. The couple was reportedly unhappy over the restrictions imposed by their deteriorating health in recent years. He was 86; she was 89. See more »

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