Samuel A. Tamposi (August 31, 1924 – May 25, 1995) was a prominent real estate developer, entrepreneur, and Republican Party activist from New Hampshire. He is best known for his work in the Nashua, New Hampshire and Citrus Hills, Florida areas, and for his friendship with Ted Williams, and association with the Boston Red Sox. Tamposi played an integral role in bringing many Fortune 500 companies to New Hampshire, such as Fidelity Investments, Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, Raytheon, Sylvania, Sun Chemical, Kollsman Instrument and Honeywell.
Samuel Tamposi was born in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1924. His father, Nasi Tambose, immigrated to the United States in 1907 from Avdella, Macedonia. Tamposi is considered to be an ethnic Vlach. Though Tamposi grew up on a farm, his interests soon shifted to sales. In the mid 1950s, when Nashua’s Textron plant shut down, Tamposi moved his business to real estate, investing most of his money in an abandoned building. He later sold the building and used the capital to develop a building for McCallister Scientific. Tamposi met Gerald Nash after this first development, and the two formed a fast partnership. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Tamposi and Nash developed over 120 acres (0.49 km2) of commercial and industrial land per year, close to half of New Hampshire’s economic growth in that time.
Development of Citrus HillsEdit
In 1977, Tamposi was invited to become a limited partner in ownership of the Boston Red Sox. Through this association, Tamposi became friends with Ted Williams. Williams soon became a spokesperson for Tamposi and Nash’s new planned Floridian community, Citrus Hills. The development, 70 miles (110 km) north of Tampa, has since boomed, and become one of central Florida’s premiere country club communities.  Tamposi's son, Samuel A. Jr., remains a limited partner in the Red Sox under its current ownership group, New England Sports Ventures.