August 3, 2010

Eric Holder


We have a real-life power house of a family in the Holder-Malones. Attorney General Eric Holder not only holds the prestigious position as one of President Barack Obama’s advisors, his wife, Dr. Sharon Malone is a physician. And, despite the demand of their careers, this high profile couple also have three children. Yet Mr. Holder’s vital role as the head of the Department of Justice and chief law enforcement officer, didn’t happen overnight.

If there’s one resume you should follow, Eric Holder’s ascension to Attorney General is one to model. A native New Yorker, Holder attended public schools and graduated from Stuyvesant High School earning a Regents Scholarship for his admission to Columbia College. He graduated from college in 1973 before going on to Columbia Law School.

In his spare time, Holder clerked for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund before he graduating with his law degree in 1976. After graduation he moved to Washington, D.C. where he participated in the Public Integrity Section for the Attorney General’s Honors Program. He was later appointed by President Ronald Reagan to be the Associate Judge of the Superior Court for D.C.

In 1997, Holder scored an even bigger break. After working as a litigation partner for Covington & Burling L.L.P. and Associate Judge in Washington, President Clinton named Holder the Deputy Attorney General, the first African-American to hold the position.

Currently, Eric Holder and his family live in Washington, where he gives advice and opinions to the Executive Branch and when necessary, appears before the Supreme Court, making him a guide to two important branches of the U.S. government.

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