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. Before being named as Attorney General, he was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia under President Clinton and help pick Joe Biden as Obama's running mate. Holder was born in the Bronx.
|82nd United States Attorney General|
February 3, 2009 – April 27, 2015
|Preceded by||Michael Mukasey|
|Succeeded by||Loretta Lynch|
|United States Attorney General|
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|
|Preceded by||Jamie Gorelick|
|Succeeded by||Larry Thompson|
|US Attorney for the District of Columbia|
|Nominated by||Bill Clinton|
|Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia|
|Nominated by||Ronald Reagan|
|Born||January 21, 1951|
The Bronx, New York, United States
|Alma mater||Columbia University |
Columbia Law School
|Profession||Attorney at law|
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