Gerald McLaughlin (May 11, 1893 – December 6, 1977) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, McLaughlin received an A.B. from Fordham College in 1914, and an LL.B. from Fordham University School of Law in 1917. He served in the United States Army during World War I, and thereafter was in private practice in Newark, New Jersey from 1919-1943.
He was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 24, 1943, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by William Clark. Confirmed by the United States Senate on June 8, 1943, he received his commission on June 14, 1943. He assumed senior status on July 15, 1968, which he held until his death.