Eric Holder

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Eric Holder
Eric Holder official portrait.jpg
82nd United States Attorney General
In office
February 3, 2009[1] – April 27, 2015
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Michael Mukasey
Succeeded by Loretta Lynch
United States Attorney General
Acting
In office
January 20, 2001 – February 2, 2001
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Janet Reno
Succeeded by John Ashcroft
Deputy Attorney General of the United States
In office
1997–2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Jamie Gorelick
Succeeded by Larry Thompson
US Attorney for the District of Columbia
In office
1993–1997
Nominated by Bill Clinton
Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
In office
1988–1993
Nominated by Ronald Reagan
Personal details
Born January 21, 1951 (1951-01-21) (age 66)
The Bronx, New York, United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sharon Malone
Children (3)
Alma mater Columbia University
Columbia Law School
Profession Attorney at law
Religion Episcopalian

Eric Holder (born January 21, 1951) is an American attorney. He served as the Attorney General of the United States, under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2015. He is the first African-American to hold that post.[2] Before being named as Attorney General, he was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia under President Clinton[3] and help pick Joe Biden as Obama's running mate.[4] Holder was born in the Bronx.

On September 25, 2014, the Justice Department said Holder would resign as soon as his successor is confirmed.[5] He was succeeded by Loretta Lynch on April 27, 2015.

References[change | change source]

  1. "USDOJ: Office of the Attorney General". US Department of Justice. February 12, 2009. http://www.usdoj.gov/ag/. Retrieved February 12, 2009.
  2. Johnson, Carrie (Tuesday, February 3, 2009). "Holder Confirmed As the First Black Attorney General: Nominee Overcame Objections in GOP". The Washington Post. pp. Page A02. Retrieved 2009-07-03.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. Longstreth, Andrew (2008). "Making History With Obama" (Cover Story). Making History. The American Lawyer. Retrieved November 18, 2008.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  4. "The New Team: President Obama has now filled nearly all of the major posts in his new administration". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  5. Wilber, Del Quentin; Schoenberg, Tom (September 25, 2014). "Holder Said to Plan to Resignation as Attorney General". Bloomberg News. Retrieved September 25, 2014.