Samuel Murray Rosenstein
Senior Judge, Court of International Trade, 1980-d. 1995. Senior Judge, Customs Court, 1968-1980.
Samuel Murray Rosenstein served as a judge for the US Court of International Trade from 1980 to 1995. He had also served on the Court's previous incarnation, the US Customs Court, from 1968 to 1980. Rosenstein was born on June 7, 1909 in Frankfort, Kentucky. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in 1928 and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1931. He worked at a private practice in Frankfort from 1931 to 1946. During these years, Rosenstein also served as Frankfort's city prosecutor (1933-1941), the special counsel for the Commonwealth (1935 to 1943), and as acting county attorney in Franklin County (1941-1942). In 1946, Rosenstein moved to Louisville and settled into private practice there until 1968. On July 17, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Rosenstein to serve as a judge for the US Customs Court, to a seat vacated by Judge Webster J. Oliver. The Senate confirmed his nomination on July 25, 1968. Rosenstein assumed senior status on December 31, 1970. Ten years later, Rosenstein was reassigned to the newly created Court of International Trade, to a seat authorized by 94 Stat. 1727. He served in that capacity until his death on December 11, 1995.