The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr

Streaming Video - 2016
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Federal government appointee Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. was born on January 21, 1951 in the Bronx, New York. In 1969, he graduated from Stuyvesant High School. Holder received his B.A. degree in American history from Columbia University in 1973. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1976. Holder worked for the U.S. Justice Department's public integrity section from 1976 until 1988, when he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to become an associate judge of the superior court of the District of Columbia. In 1993, Holder was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as the U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C., becoming the first African American to serve in that position. In 1997, President Clinton appointed Holder as the first African American U.S. Deputy Attorney General, the number two position in the Justice Department. In 2008, President Barack Obama appointed Holder as the first African American Attorney General for the United States. .
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 5 min., 12 sec.)) : sound, color.
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