Former AC Steel Pier owner George Hamid dies at 94

February 24, 2013 8:45:44 AM PST
Family members say the longtime owner of Atlantic City's iconic Steel Pier has died.

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.),