The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)

 Sunday, November, 25, 2007



Judge Samuel Steinfeld, 101, died Thursday, November 22.
He was a graduate of the Jefferson County School System and the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.  He was a partner in the Steinfeld and Steinfeld law firm.  He was a county attorney who then became a special Judge in the Jefferson Circuit Court, a Justice in the Supreme Court of Kentucky and then became the Chief Justice in the Supreme Court of Kentucky.  He was also a chairman of the Kentucky Judicial Conference.  
He received numerous awards such as the Distinguished Law Alumni Award from the University of Louisville, the Outstanding Jurist Award from the Louisville Bar Association, the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Louisville School of Law, and the Grauman Alumni Award from the University of Louisville, School of Law.
He served on the Jefferson County Election Commission and the Louisville Mayor's Citizen Advisory Committee.  He was a member of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations.  He was President of the Young Men's Republican Club, a trustee and president of the University of Louisville Law Alumni Association and a trustee of the University of Louisville Alumni Association.  He was also a member and trustee of The Temple, a past president of its Men's Club and a past president of the Jewish Community Center.
He is survived by his son, James F. (Joyce M.) Steinfeld; daughter Helene (Howard) Grossman of Boca Raton, FL; sister Thelma Isaacs of Houston, TX; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 12:30 PM Sunday, November 25, at The Temple Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

02 December 2007