Samuel Alschuler (November 20, 1859 – November 9, 1939) was a United States federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Alschuler was born in Chicago, Illinois. He read law in 1881. He was in private practice in Aurora, Illinois from 1881 to 1901 and continued in private practice in Chicago, Illinois until 1915. He was also a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1896 to 1900.
Alschuler received a recess appointment from Woodrow Wilson on August 16, 1915, to a seat vacated by Peter Stenger Grosscup. Formally nominated on January 7, 1916, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 18, 1916, and received his commission the same day. Besides his duties as a judge, Alschuler was appointed to arbitrate between meatpacking unions in Chicago and employers after the President's Mediation Commission intervened in November 1917.
Alschuler assumed senior status on May 15, 1936 and died in office on November 9, 1939.
- 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
- Samuel Alschuler at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
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