One of the Prohibition era's top mobsters, he ran Atlantic City for close to 30 years.
After taking over for a convicted political leader, her persuaded Atlantic City officials to give him control over the city's vice, which would attract more visitors.
He was known for personally helping the poor, and showing off himself with tailored suits and custom limousines, with his fortune coming from gambling rings and alcohol smuggling.
His father was the longtime sheriff and undersheriff of Atlantic County, moving between the two positions because sheriffs were not allowed consecutive terms.
Steve Buscemi played him in HBO's popular series Boardwalk Empire.