U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral who served during World War II as Commander-in-Chief of Pacific Ocean Areas.
He originally intended to join the U.S. Army, but instead ended up becoming an officer in the Navy.
He was the last person to hold the position of U.S. Fleet Admiral.
His grandfather, Charles Henry Nimitz, was a member of the German Merchant Marine.
He and Kenneth Starr were both born in Texas.