History of the Federal Judiciary


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Eaton, Joseph Oscar
Born April 2, 1920, in Monticello, FL
Died September 28, 2008, in Miami, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on May 24, 1967, to a seat vacated by David W. Dyer. Confirmed by the Senate on June 12, 1967, and received commission on June 12, 1967. Served as chief judge, 1982-1984. Assumed senior status on April 2, 1985. Service terminated on September 28, 2008, due to death.

Education:
Presbyterian College, A.B., 1945
University of Florida College of Law, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, Air Corps, 1941-1945
Assistant county solicitor, Dade County, Florida, 1949-1951
U.S. Air Force major, 1951-1952
Assistant state attorney, Dade County, Florida, 1953
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, 1953-1954, 1959-1967
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1955-1959
State senator, Florida, 1956-1959

 

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