Richard Eaton

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Richard Eaton
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of International Trade
Title:   Senior Judge
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/26/1999-8/22/2014
Senior:   8/22/2014-Present
Preceded by:   Kenton Musgrave
Personal History
Hometown:   Walton, NY
Undergraduate:   Ithaca College, 1970
Law School:   Union University Law, 1974

Richard Eaton is an Article III federal judge on senior status for the United States Court of International Trade. He joined the court in 1999 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.[1] Eaton took senior status on August 22, 2014.[2]


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.[1]

Professional career

  • 1993-2000: Attorney, private practice, Washington D.C.
  • 1991-1993: Chief of staff, United States Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York
  • 1983-1991: Attorney, private practice, New York City
  • 1977-1983: United States Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York
  • Regional director
  • Legislative director
  • Chief of staff
  • 1975-1977: Attorney, private practice, Walton, New York
  • 1974-1975: Attorney, private practice, Cooperstown, New York[1]

Judicial career

Court of International Trade

Eaton was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 3, 1999, to a seat vacated by Judge Kenton Musgrave as Musgrave assumed senior status. Eaton was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 22, 1999, on a majority voice vote and received commission on October 26, 1999.[3]

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