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On this day in black history, in 2009, Eric Holder becomes the first black person to be confirmed as the US Attorney General.

Eric Holder was born on January 21st, 1951 in New York City. He attended Columbia Law School. Holder was an associate judge of the D.C. Superior Court under Reagan; U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., then deputy attorney general under Clinton; and for Obama, Holder was senior legal advisor to his presidential campaign, and is now the first African-American Attorney General in history.

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