Simon L. Adler

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Simon Louis Adler (August 30, 1867 in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York – May 23, 1934) was a United States federal judge.


He graduated from Cornell University in 1889, and from Harvard Law School in 1892. He practiced law in Rochester, New York.

Adler was a member of the New York State Assembly (Monroe Co., 2nd D.) in 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1926; and was Chairman of the Committee on Banks in 1915, and Majority Leader from 1916 to 1926.

On May 19, 1927, Adler received a recess appointment from President Calvin Coolidge to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of New York created by 44 Stat. 1370. Formally nominated on December 6, 1927, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 16, 1928, and received his commission the same day. Adler served until his death.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
James L. Whitley
New York State Assembly
Monroe County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
Harry J. McKay
Political offices
Preceded by
Harold J. Hinman
Majority Leader in the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
Russell G. Dunmore