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naval officer.

Theodore Edson Chandler, American naval officer. Recipient letter of commendation from Secretary of Navy.


Chandler, Theodore Edson was born on December 26, 1894 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Son of Lloyd Horwitz and Agatha Buford (Edson) Chandler.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1915, post-graduate work in explosives, 1921, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1922, Army Industrial College, 1931.


Commissioned ensign 1915, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral (temporary) 1942. During World War I served on United States Ship Conner, a destroyer basing at Brest, France. Commanded United States Ship Pope on the Asiatic Station, 1929-1930, United States Ship Buchanan in the Battle Force, 1934-1935 and United States Ship Omaha, 1941-1943.

Assistant naval attache at Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, 1935-1938. Commander of All Forces, Aruba-Curacao, 1943-1944. Commander Assault Group Allied Invasion Southern France, 1944.

Commander Battleship Division 2, Philippine Invasion and Battle of Leyte Gulf, 1944. Commander Cruiser Division 4, Invasion of Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, 1945.


Clubs: New York Yacht, Chevy Chase, Army-Navy Country, Army-Navy (Washington).


Married Beatrice Bowen Fairfax, April. Children: Theodora Edson (Mistress.

Lloyd Horwitz Chandler

Agatha Buford (Edson) Chandler

Beatrice Bowen Fairfax

Theodora Edson (Mrs Chandler