Former Atlanta mayor, Sam Massell, dies at Aged 94

Sam Massell was an American businessman and politician who served as the 53rd mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, from 1970 to 1974.

He is the first Jewish mayor in local history and the first non-black mayor.

Former Mayor Sam Massell has died

Sam Massell, the former mayor of Atlanta and a living legend died at the age of 94.

In a statement, the Massell family said, “The Massell family wishes to announce the loss of former mayor Sam Massell.” “He was a loving father, husband, grandpa, former mayor of Atlanta, and immediate past president of the Buckhead Coalition,” says the statement.

The 53rd Mayor of Atlanta, Sam Massell, died peacefully in his sleep, according to his family, who told 11Alive on Sunday.

Sam Massell’s Age, Family, and Early Life

Sam Massell was born on August 26, 1927, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. His full name was Samuel A. Massell Jr.  He was born to Samuel A. Massell who is his father and his mother is the former Florence Rubin. However,  we do not have much information regarding his parents and siblings as nothing has been heard from them in public due to which we do not have information regarding his parents as nothing has been revealed about them in public.

sam massell family

Due to the fact that we do not know much about his parents, we cannot provide any more specific information regarding his early years. Thus, we can’t give you any detailed information about his life.

We will update anything relevant to him as we discover more about him and his life.

Sam Massell’s Career, What was his profession?

Massell has worked in real estate brokerage, political office, tourism, and association management, among other fields. Massell worked as a realtor for twenty years, rising to vice president of the Allan-Grayson Realty Company, one of Atlanta’s top commercial brokerage businesses at the time. During that period, he was elected a charter member of the Atlanta Real Estate Board’s “Million Dollar Club.” He was also named “Outstanding Transaction of the Year” by the Georgia Association of Real Estate Boards three times.

While working in real estate, Massell became involved in a variety of civic activities, which led to his entry into politics. He held elected positions for twenty-two years. He then went on to serve on the Atlanta City Executive Committee before running for and serving as President of the Atlanta City Council for eight years. In 1969, he ran for Mayor of Atlanta and won in a runoff. Mayor Massell was also the president of the National League of Cities, which has a membership of 15,000 people.

He also served on the board of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority for four years. He was a member of the Atlanta Olympic Committee’s board of directors.

Massell got his start in the tourism industry in Buckhead, Georgia. After retiring from full-time government duty. Massell was known in Buckhead as “Your Travel Agent Sam Massell” for 13 years. As the founding president of the Buckhead Coalition, a group of corporate executives on Atlanta’s north side, Massell later ran a nonprofit civic organization. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Oglethorpe University in 1971.

Which school and college did he go to?

He graduated from Druid Hills High School at 16 and enrolled at the University of Georgia in Athens, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society. After that, Massell went on to Emory University before enlisting in the United States Army Air Force in 1946.

He returned to the University of Georgia, took night classes, and graduated from the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in commercial science in 1951. In 1949, he graduated from Atlanta Law School with an LL.B.

Sam Massell’s Net Worth, How much does he earn?

He has an estimated net worth of $7 to 10 million.

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Sam Massell’s Wife, What about his relationship?

The 89-year-old Massell married Sandra Gordy in a private ceremony at his home in Buckhead in 2016, a year after he was married to Doris Middlebrooks, who died in 2015.

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Is he available on any social media platforms?

We do not have precise information about his social media status. When we receive more detailed information surrounding his social media handles, we will update this section.

Physical Appearance of Sam Massell’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourSalt and pepper
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Sam Massell’s should be knows 

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Net Worth$8 to $10 million
Single/ In a relationshipMarried
Current SpouseSandra Gordy
ChildrenN / A

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