Former Steel Pier Owner George Hamid Dies At 94
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 Shore Medical Center. 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.