The director of the US Fish and Wildlife service—a Lawrenceville-Georgia resident—died over the weekend. Sam Hamilton suffered chest pains while skiing in Colorado and passed at the age of 54.
Hamilton was a 30-year veteran of the agency, and had just assumed the top post of the Fish and Wildlife Service last September. His resume includes work in the Everglades, and overseeing recovery and restoration efforts after the Katrina and Rita hurricanes. Hamilton prior to his director post, served as regional director of the agency’s southeast region in Atlanta.
He is survived by his wife Becky and two sons.