|THE CHIEF (Niles Caulder)||BIOGRAPHY|
|Created by Bob Haney, Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani|
Real Name: Niles Caulder
Occupation: Scientist, Doctor
Marital Status: Widower
Known Relatives: Arani Desai-Caulder (wife, deceased)
Base of Operation: Oolong Island
Group Affiliation(s): Doom Patrol
Weight: 215 lbs.
Hair: Red, later Gray
Distinguishing Features: Confined to a wheelchair.
First Appearance: My Greatest Adventure #80 (June 1963): "The Doom Patrol"
Creators: Bob Haney, Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani
Brilliant scientist Caulder was researching possibilities connected to immortality, discovering too late that his financial backer was General Immortus, who wished to use these secrets for criminal ends. Faking his death (though losing his mobility in the process), he created the Doom Patrol in order to oppose Immortus. His character somehow held the group together until their apparent deaths at the hands of their enemies. Later discovered to be alive and well, Caulder has led a version of the Patrol for a great many years. His only major character flaw is his excessive love of secrecy.
For a definitive list of appearances of The Chief in chronological order click here
Who's Who in the DC Universe #7 (February 1991)