The Press of Atlantic City reports George Hamid Jr. died Saturday morning at a southern New Jersey hospital. He was 94.
Besides owning the Steel Pier, relatives say Hamid was a well-known entertainment promoter who was involved in numerous business ventures over the years. He also operated a circus, ran the New Jersey State Fair and was a part-owner of the Miami Dolphins football team during the early 1960s.
A Princeton University graduate, Hamid also served in the Navy during World War II.
Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com