Eric Holder was born January 21, 1951 in New York, New York. He is the 82nd Attorney General of the Untied States of America and has been in office since 2009, under President Obama administration. He is the first African American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General. In 1997, he became the first African American Deputy Attorney General under President Clinton administration. Holder served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and served as a United States Attorney prior to becoming Attorney General.