Dorothy Buffum Chandler
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1901
Date of Death: 1997
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Philanthropist, businesswoman
Spouse: Norman Chandler (d. 1973)
Children: Camilla, Otis
Turtledove Appearances:
The Hot War
POD: November, 1950
Appearance(s): Bombs Away
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Date of Death: 1951
Cause of Death: Killed in an atomic bombing (World War III)
Dorothy Buffum Chandler (May 19, 1901 – July 6, 1997) was a Los Angeles cultural leader. Her husband, Norman was the publisher of the Los Angeles Times during the mid-20th Century. Their son, Otis, succeed his father in 1960. She herself worked for either the Times or its parent company from 1948 through 1976, but she is perhaps best known for her efforts on behalf of the performing arts, which included saving the Hollywood Bowl in 1950, and the establishment of the Los Angeles Music Center in 1964. Her husband died in 1973, and she never remarried.

Dorothy Buffum Chandler in The Hot WarEdit

Dorothy Buffum Chandler (1901-1951) and her husband, Norman were among those killed by the atomic bomb the Soviet Union dropped just south of downtown Los Angeles on March 2, 1951.[1]


  1. Bombs Away, pg. 168, ebook.