U.S. Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) (R) and U.S. Attorney General nominee Eric Holder (L) pose for photographers during their meeting December 10, 2008 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Holder will be the first African American to hold the position if confirmed. (Getty Images)more pics »Barack Obama has further tied himself to the Clinton Administration by naming Eric Holder to the position of Attorney General. OBAMA'S NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM Robert Gates, Secretary of...Read Full Story
Eric Holder, (born January 21, 1951) is a former Deputy Attorney General of the United States. He was on Obama's Vice-Presidential selection committee and has been named Attorney General by Barack Obama.