Name: Eric Holder
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Current City: Washington, D.C.
Job at time of Appointment: Senior Legal Advisor to Barack Obama during his presidential campaign
In 1988, Eric Holder was appointed judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia by President Ronald Reagan. In 1993 he stepped down and accepted an appointment by Bill Clinton to be U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. Holder remained there until his promotion to Deputy Attorney General in 1997. In late 2007, Holder joined Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign as a senior legal advisor and also served on Obama's Vice Presidential Committee.
Holder recently came under fire for his remarks to the Department of Justice on race in America. As the first African-American to hold the position of attorney general, Holder is in an unique position to speak to this issue. Check out this video of his remarks:
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Posted by Declare Yourself at 10:08 AM