Joseph Oscar Eaton

Personal

Birthday: 
4/2/1920
Birthplace: 
Monticello, FL
Date of Death: 
9/28/2008
Place of Death: 
Miami, FL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Presbyterian College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1945
Name of School - Second: 

Levin College of Law - University of Florida

The law school offers courses of study leading to the Juris Doctor degree, including Certificate Programs in Environmental and Land Use Law, Estates and Trusts Practice, Family Law, Intellectual Property Law or International and Comparative Law. Joint J.D./M.A. and J.D./Ph.D. degrees in a variety of disciplines are available, too. The college also offers one of the leading LL.M. in Taxation programs in the United States.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1948

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Court Name: 

Florida Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/12/1967
Retirement from Active Service: 
4/2/1985
Termination Date: 
9/28/2008
Termination Reason: 
Death
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