Otis Chandler took a newspaper that had generated almost as much ridicule as revenue and turned it into one of the nation's best. (Los Angeles Times / October 15, 2014)

Service scheduled

A public memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Expressions of condolence or remembrance can be sent to the Chandler family at In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs, the Central Coast chapter of the Alzheimer's Assn. in Santa Barbara or the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Assn./Hospice of Ventura.



1917: Harry Chandler takes over as head of The Times after the death of his father-in-law, Harrison Gray Otis

1927: Otis Chandler is born to Harry Chandler's son Norman and his wife, Dorothy Buffum Chandler. 1937: Otis Chandler is nearly killed in a horse-riding accident.

1944: Harry Chandler dies at age 80 and Norman Chandler becomes publisher.

1946: Otis Chandler graduates from the Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. 1946: Enrolls at Stanford University.

1950: In competition at a West Coast track meet, establishes what is then the third-best shotput mark in history.

1950: Graduates from Stanford. 1951: Marries fellow Stanford student Marilyn Brant. They have five children.

1951-53: Serves in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in the Bay Area, and reaches the rank of first lieutenant.

1952: Is co-captain of the Air Force track team, but injury prevents his tryout for the U.S. team that will compete at the Olympic Games in Helsinki.

1953: Joins Times Mirror Co. and begins a seven-year "executive training" program; eventually works in all Times departments.

1955: Lifting 845 pounds, wins the heavyweight division of a Southern California weightlifting championship.

1955: Writes a seven-part Times series on the care and treatment of emotionally disturbed children.

1960: At age 32, is named publisher of The Times, replacing his father.

1960: Jerry Hulse, a Metro reporter, becomes Travel editor as the paper begins rapid expansion of international coverage.

1961: Under Chandler, the paper recruits prominent journalists. Jim Murray's column debuts. Committed to expanding its coverage, The Times beefs ups its Washington bureau as President Kennedy takes office.

1961: Chandler is named corporate vice president of Times Mirror's newspaper division.

1961: After Chandler announces that The Times will cover all sides of the political spectrum, the paper publishes an ambitious and controversial series on the ultraconservative John Birch Society.