Richard Eaton is a Article III federal judge for the United States Court of International Trade. He joined the court in 1999 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.
Early life and education
Eaton graduated from Ithaca College with his bachelor's degree in 1970 and from Albany Law School of Union University with his J.D. degree in 1974.
- 1993-2000: Attorney, Private Practice, Washington D.C.
- 1991-1993: Chief of staff, U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York
- 1983-1991: Attorney, Private Practice, New York City
- 1977-1983: Regional Director, then Legislative Director, then Chief of Staff, U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York
- 1975-1977: Attorney, Private Practice, Walton, New York
- 1974-1975: Attorney, Private Practice, Cooperstown, New York.
Court of International Trade
Eaton was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 3, 1999 to a seat vacated by Kenton Musgrave as Musgrave assumed senior status. Eaton was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 22, 1999 on a majority voice vote and received commission on October 26, 1999.