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 a 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: Regional director, then legislative director, then chief of staff, United States Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York
  • 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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