Otis Chandler Named Publisher of The Times
Photograph by Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times
Norman Chandler, left, during the luncheon to announce that his son, Otis, was the new publisher of The Times.
April 12, 1960: Otis Chandler is named publisher of the Los Angeles Times. In a speech to more than 700 civic leaders at the Biltmore Bowl, Norman Chandler said: "Otis, as my successor and as my son, I say to you -- you are assuming a sacred trust and grave responsibilities. I have the utmost confidence that you will never falter in fulfilling these obligations. This trust is dearer than life itself."