Eric Himpton Holder Jr.

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Birthday
21, 1951
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1951 (age 68)
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY

About

The 82nd Attorney General of the United States, the first African-American to hold that position. In 2011 he notably declared that the Department of Justice would no longer defend cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act in court.

Before Fame

He attended Columbia University, where he was co-captain of the basketball team before joining the U.S. Justice Department's new Public Integrity Section from 1976 to 1988.

Trivia

In 2011, he was held in contempt of Congress for his involvement in the botched Fast and Furious investigation.

Family Life

He has three children with his wife, obstetrician Dr. Sharon Malone.

Associated With

He was named Attorney General by the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.