Donald C. Pogue

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Donald Pogue
Chief Judge of the United States Court of International Trade
In office
November 1, 2010 – July 1, 2014
Preceded by Jane Restani
Succeeded by Timothy Stanceu
Judge of the United States Court of International Trade
In office
August 14, 1995 – July 1, 2014
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by James Watson
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 74–75)
Macomb, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Dartmouth College
University of Essex
Yale University

Donald Carl Pogue (born 1947) is a Senior Judge and former Chief Judge of the United States Court of International Trade and serves as Chair of the Court's Long Range Planning Committee and Budget Committee. He was appointed to the Trade Court in 1995 by President Bill Clinton.[1]



Pogue was born in 1947 in Macomb, Illinois. Pogue is a magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with highest honors in government, and has done graduate work at the University of Essex, England. He received a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School and a Masters of Arts in philosophy from Yale University.[2]


Pogue engaged in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut, from 1974 to 1975 and in Hartford, Connecticut, from 1976 to 1989 with the law firm of Kestell, Pogue & Gould. He served as Director of the Connecticut branch of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees from 1975 to 1976. He served as an Adjunct Lecturer on labor law at the University of Connecticut School of Law from 1979 to 1982 and assisted in teaching the Harvard Law School's program on negotiations and dispute resolution for lawyers. He served as Commissioner and Chairman of the Connecticut Commissions of Hospitals and Health Care from 1989 to 1994. He served as a Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court from 1994 to 1995, presiding over criminal court in New Haven, Connecticut.[2]

Federal judicial service

On June 30, 1995, President Clinton nominated Pogue to serve as a Judge of the United States Court for International Trade, to the seat vacated by Judge James L. Watson. He was confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1995 and received his commission on August 14, 1995.[2] He served as Chief Judge of the Court from 2010-2014.[2] He assumed senior status on July 1, 2014.[2]


  1. Pogue's Biography at the U.S. Court of International Trade official site
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Biographical Directory of Judges". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 24 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Legal offices
Preceded by
James Watson
Judge of the United States Court of International Trade
Preceded by
Jane Restani
Chief Judge of the United States Court of International Trade
Succeeded by
Timothy Stanceu