Harry Chandler

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Birthday
17, 1864
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
Sep 23, 1944 (80)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1864
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
Sep 23, 1944 (80)

About

Los Angeles newspaperman who amassed one of the largest real estate holdings in the U.S.

Before Fame

He was working as a delivery boy for Harrison Gray Otis, the publisher of The Los Angeles Times, when Otis hired him to manage the paper.

Trivia

He founded or helped found many of Los Angeles' landmarks, including the Hollywood Bowl, the California Institute of Technology or Caltech, and the Coliseum to which he also brought the 1923 Olympics.

Family Life

His oldest son Norman took over running The Times after his death and turned it into a nationally respected publication.

Associated With

His grandson Otis Chandler continued to run The Los Angeles Times and invest in the city's cultural institutions.