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Samuel Hamilton Kaufman (October 26, 1893 – May 5, 1960) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Samuel H. Kaufman
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
July 31, 1955 – May 5, 1960
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
June 22, 1948 – July 31, 1955
Appointed byHarry S. Truman
Preceded byJohn Bright
Succeeded byJohn M. Cashin
Personal details
Born
Samuel Hamilton Kaufman

(1893-10-26)October 26, 1893
New York City, New York
DiedMay 5, 1960(1960-05-05) (aged 66)
New York City, New York
EducationNew York University School of Law (LL.B.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born in New York City, New York, Kaufman received a Bachelor of Laws from the New York University School of Law in 1917. He served in the United States Army during World War I. He was in private practice of law in New York City from 1918 to 1948. He was special assistant to the United States Attorney General from 1935 to 1936. He was special counsel for the Federal Communications Commission from 1937 to 1938. He was associate general counsel for the Joint Congressional Committee Investigating Pearl Harbor in 1946.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Kaufman received a recess appointment from President Harry S. Truman on June 22, 1948, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Judge John Bright. He was nominated to the same seat by President Truman on January 13, 1949. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 31, 1949, and received his commission on February 2, 1949. He assumed senior status due to a certified disability on July 31, 1955. His service was terminated on May 5, 1960, due to his death in New York City.[1]

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