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Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Eric H. Holder, Jr.AKA Eric Himpton Holder, Jr.

Born: 21-Jan-1951
Birthplace: Queens, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Attorney
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Attorney General, 2009-15

Subject of a politically motivated contempt vote by the US House, over the "Fast and Furious" gun-running sting. Republicans have been upset at Holder since he began targeting voter ID laws passed by the states. He is the first cabinet member to be held in contempt by Congress in US history. The ultimate irony is that the failed program in question, Project Gunrunner, was conceived and begun by the Bush Administration. As early as 2006, this project allowed firearms to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

Wife: Sharon Malone (obstetrician, three children)
Daughter: Maya (b. 1993)

    High School: Stuyvesant High School, New York City, NY (1969)
    University: BA American History, Columbia University (1973)
    Law School: JD, Columbia Law School (1976)
    Administrator: Trustee, Columbia University

    Covington & Burling Partner (2015-)
    US Attorney General (2009-15)
    Covington & Burling Partner (2001-09)
    US Deputy Attorney General (1997-2001)
    US Attorney District of Columbia (1993-97)
    Washington DC Official Associate Judge, DC Superior Court (1988-93)
    US Justice Department Public Integrity Section (1976-88)
    US Justice Department Clerk, Criminal Justice Division (1975)
    NAACP Clerk, Legal Defense Fund (1974)
    Member of the Board of MCI
    Al Franken for Senate
    American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Board of Directors
    Concerned Black Men
    District of Columbia Bar 1980
    Gephardt for President
    Meyer Foundation Trustee
    National Leadership PAC
    New York State Bar Association 1977
    Obama for America Senior Legal Advisor
    Save the Children Trustee
    Funeral: Ted Kennedy (2009)
    Funeral: Nelson Mandela (2013)
    Sued by the ACLU (Aug-2010)
    Contempt of Congress 27-Jun-2012
    Barbados Ancestry

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