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Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. (born Januar 21, 1951) is the 82nt Attorney General o the Unitit States, in affice frae 2009 tae 2015. Holder, servin in the admeenistration o Preses Barack Obama, is the first African American tae hauld the poseetion o U.S. Attorney General.[1]

Eric Holder
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82nt Unitit States Attorney General
In office
Februar 3, 2009 – April 27, 2015
Preses Barack Obama
Depute David W. Ogden
James M. Cole
Precedit bi Michael Mukasey
Succeedit bi Loretta Lynch
Unitit States Deputy Attorney General
In office
Juin 13, 1997 – Januar 20, 2001
Preses Bill Clinton
Precedit bi Jamie Gorelick
Succeedit bi Larry Thompson
Personal details
Born Eric Himpton Holder, Jr.
(1951-01-21) 21 Januar 1951 (age 68)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Poleetical pairty Democratic
Spoose(s) Sharon Malone
Bairns Maya
Brooke
Eric
Alma mater Columbia Varsity (BA, J.D.)
Religion Episcopalian

Holder previously served as a judge o the Superior Coort o the District o Columbie an a Unitit States Attorney. While in that poseetion, he prosecutit Congressman Dan Rostenkowski (D- Illinois) for corruption charges relatit tae his role in the Congressional Post Affice scandal. Later, he wis Deputy Attorney General o the Unitit States an wirked at the law firm o Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He wis senior legal advisor tae Barack Obama durin Obama's presidential campaign an ane o three members o Obama's vice-presidential selection committee.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Johnson, Carrie (February 3, 2009). "Holder Confirmed As the First Black Attorney General: Nominee Overcame Objections in GOP". The Washington Post. pp. Page A02. Retrieved July 3, 2009.