Eric Holder

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Eric Holder
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
President Bill Clinton
Personal details
Born January 21, 1951 (1951-01-21) (age 64)
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 the current Attorney General of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama. 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.

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