Samuel Kaufman

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Samuel Kaufman
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #12T
Service:
Appointed by:   Harry Truman
Active:   2/2/1949 - 7/31/1955
Preceded by:   John Bright
Succeeded by:   John Cashin
Personal History
Born:   1893
Law School:   New York University School of Law (1917)

Samuel Hamilton Kaufman (1893-1960) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kaufman received a recess appointment from President Harry Truman on June 22, 1948, to a seat vacated by John Bright; he was nominated on January 13, 1949, confirmed by the Senate on January 31, 1949, and received commission on February 2. Kaufman was succeeded in this position by John Cashin. He assumed senior status on July 31, 1955, and served in that position until his death on May 5, 1960.[1]

Early life and education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1917[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army, World War I
  • Private practice, New York City, 1918-1948
  • Special assistant to the U.S. attorney general, 1935-1936
  • Special counsel, Federal Communications Commission, 1937-1938
  • Associate general counsel, Joint Congressional Committee Investigating Pearl Harbor, 1946[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

Kaufman received a recess appointment from President Harry Truman on June 22, 1948, to a seat vacated by John Bright; he was nominated on January 13, 1949, confirmed by the Senate on January 31, 1949, and received commission on February 2. Kaufman was succeeded in this position by John Cashin. He assumed senior status on July 31, 1955, and served in that position until his death on May 5, 1960.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Bright
Southern District of New York
1949–1955
Succeeded by:
John Cashin