High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Theodore Edson Chandler (26 December 1894 ? 7 January 1945) was an admiral of the United States Navy during World War II, who commanded battleship and cruiser divisions in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. He was killed in action when Japanese kamikaze aircraft struck his flagship.He was the grandson of William E. Chandler (1835?1917), who served as Secretary of the Navy during the Chester A. Arthur administration and a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire.