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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George William Nelson Sr.

1930-

 
 
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By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
1. George William Nelson Sr. Marker
Inscription. An Atlantic City native, who served on the Atlantic City Police Department from 1958 to 1984, retiring with the rank of captain. His last assignment was Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police. He once commanded the City's internationally reputed Major Crime Squad. Reflecting on his time with this unit, he authored two books, "Home Boy" and "Living to Die" each centered on high profile murder cases. Nelson achieved success as a boxer. He won the Pennsylvania State Diamond Belt and the Golden Gloves Championship as a light heavyweight in 1948, the same year he made an unsuccessful bid for the XIV Olympiad in London. After turning pro in 1952, he stopped Joe Rowan in the first round at Madison Square Garden on a historic boxing card that featured Billy Graham and Joe Giardello. As a member of the American Pool Players Association, he made it to the 8-ball playoffs in Roebling, New Jersey. Nelson attended the Atlantic City Technical High School and graduated from Atlantic Community College with honors in 1982 with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice.
 
Location. 39° 21.668′ N, 74° 26.105′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Artic Avenue and N. Ohio Avenue on Artic Avenue. Touch for map.
George William Nelson Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
2. George William Nelson Sr. Marker
Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clifford J. Newsome (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sara Spencer Washington (about 600 feet away); John Herbert Brooks (about 600 feet away); Jeremiah Leeds (about 700 feet away); James L. Usry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pierre Hollingsworth (approx. mile away); New Jersey Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); How Chicken Bone Beach Got Its Name (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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