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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
PresesBarack Obama
DeputeDavid W. Ogden
James M. Cole
Precedit biMichael Mukasey
Succeedit biLoretta Lynch
Unitit States Deputy Attorney General
In office
Juin 13, 1997 – Januar 20, 2001
PresesBill Clinton
Precedit biJamie Gorelick
Succeedit biLarry Thompson
Personal details
BornEric Himpton Holder, Jr.
(1951-01-21) 21 Januar 1951 (age 68)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Poleetical pairtyDemocratic
Spoose(s)Sharon Malone
BairnsMaya
Brooke
Eric
Alma materColumbia Varsity (BA, J.D.)
ReligionEpiscopalian

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.