Samuel H. Friedman (1897–1990) was a journalist and a longtime labor union activist. He twice ran unsuccessfully for Vice President of the United States on the Socialist Party of America ticket. In the 1952, the Socialist National Party Congress nominated Friedman to run alongside its presidential candidate, Darlington Hoopes. They won 20,203 votes in 1952 and received 2,044 votes in 1956. Friedman frequently ran in New York for state senator, lieutenant governor, New York City controller and City Council president. Friedman never won. He earned his living as a journalist and public relations agent. He was also an early member of and longtime visitor to the Three Arrows Cooperative Society.
On March 17, 1990, Friedman died in New York City from pneumonia.