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Eric HOLDER

American Eric HOLDER

born Eric Himpton HOLDER

American lawyer, 82nd Attorney General of the United States

Source :  Mary CUMMINS

Born: on January 21, 1951 in New York City, New York, United States  (69 years)


Biography

Eric Himpton Holder Jr. was born in The Bronx, New York, to parents with roots in Barbados. Holder's father, Eric Himpton Holder Sr. (1905–1970), was born in Saint Joseph, Barbados, and arrived in the United States at the age of 11. He later became a real estate broker. His mother, Miriam, was born in New Jersey, while his maternal grandparents were emigrants from Saint Philip, Barbados. Holder grew up in East Elmhurst, Queens, and attended public school until the age of 10. When entering the 4th grade he was selected to participate in a program for intellectually gifted students.

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