Booth, Franklin Otis Jr.

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Booth, Franklin Otis Jr. Gender: M
born on 28 September 1923 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°31' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°24 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°10'


American newspaper executive and businessman whose early investing in Berkshire Hathaway made him a billionaire. Booth was also a philanthropist and a great-grandson of Gen. Harrison Gray Otis, founder of the Los Angeles Times.

Booth's tenure as a Los Angeles Times executive overlapped with that of his second cousin and close friend, Otis Chandler, the publisher who held the reins of the paper from 1960 to 1980. The cousins shared a passion for the outdoors.

In 1972 Booth retired from the Times and operated several businesses before trying his hand at citrus farming and raising livestock.

He died on 15 June 2008 at age 84 in his home in Los Angeles from complications of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Buffett, Warren (born 30 August 1930)
  • friend relationship with Chandler, Otis (born 23 November 1927). Notes: Second cousins and close friends


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Inheritance
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Property
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy (Billionaire)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (ALS)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher