- New York City
Eric Holder born Eric Himpton Holder Jr. in New York City, New York on January, 21, 1951 is the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and has been in office since 2009 serving under President Barak Obama’s administration.
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Eric Holder is best known for being the first African-American to hold the position of Attorney General in the United States. Eric is the 82nd Attorney General and acquired the position in 2009. He was previously a of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. On Sept. 25, 2014 Eric announced that he would be resigning from the position.
Eric Holder was born in the Bronx, New York. He attended Columbia University where he played basketball and earned a B.A in American History. He continued his education at Columbia Law School where he earned his J.D in 1976. In 1988 President Ronald Regan appointed Eric to serve as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. In 2008 President Obama announced Eric as one of the nominees for District Attorney. Senate approved his nomination in 2009 when he received a majority of the votes, 75 to 21. On Sept. 25, 2014 Eric announced that he would be stepping down from the position. He is married to Dr. Sharon Malone who is an obstetrician and the couple have three children.