Samuel Alschuler

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Samuel Alschuler
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
May 15, 1936 – November 9, 1939
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
August 16, 1915 – May 15, 1936
Appointed byWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byPeter S. Grosscup
Succeeded byWalter Emanuel Treanor
Personal details
Born
Samuel Alschuler

(1859-11-20)November 20, 1859
Chicago, Illinois
DiedNovember 9, 1939(1939-11-09) (aged 79)
RelativesGeorge W. Alschuler (brother)
Educationread law

Samuel Alschuler (November 20, 1859 – November 9, 1939) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Alschuler read law in 1881. He was in private practice in Aurora, Illinois from 1881 to 1901 and continued in private practice in Chicago until 1915. He was also a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1896 to 1900 and was a Democrat.[1][2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Alschuler received a recess appointment from President Woodrow Wilson on August 16, 1915, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated by Judge Peter S. Grosscup. He was nominated to the same position by President Wilson on January 7, 1916. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 18, 1916, and received his commission the same day. He was a member of the Conference of Senior Circuit Judges (now the Judicial Conference of the United States) from 1924 to 1934. He assumed senior status on May 15, 1936. His service terminated on November 9, 1939, due to his death.[1]

Other service[edit]

Alschuler was appointed to arbitrate between meatpacking unions in Chicago and employers after the President's Mediation Commission intervened in November 1917.[3] From 1922 to 1923, Alschuler served on the new Federal Coal Commission.[4]

Family[edit]

His brother George W. Alschuler also served in the Illinois House of Representatives.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Samuel Alschuler at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ 'Official Directory of the General Assembly of Illinois 1897,' Biographical Sketch of Samuel Alschuler, pg. 36
  3. ^ McCartin, Joseph A.Labor's Great War: The Struggle for Industrial Democracy and the Origins of Modern American Labor Relations, 1912-1921. The University of North Carolina Press. 1997. p. 83
  4. ^ "Huge. Distillery with Tuinel Feature Discovered on Police Raid--Explorer Cook Arrested". Chicago Tribune. 2 February 1923. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  5. ^ 'Aurora Leader Dies In Crash,' The Daily Chronicle (De Kalb, Illinois), December 5, 1936, pg. 1

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Peter S. Grosscup
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
1915–1936
Succeeded by
Walter Emanuel Treanor