New Attorney General's Wife a "Superwoman" Doctor

The new Attorney General's wife is apparently one heck of a woman.

Eric Holder, who will take over the AG office Jan. 20, 2009, is married to Washington, D.C. medical doctor Sharon Malone. The couple has three children and it sounds like Malone, a cum laude graduate of Harvard-Ratcliffe College, is the glue that holds the family together.

Not much has been published about this supermom, but in a 1999 interview with Ebony magazine, Holder (who was deputy AG under Janet Reno at the time) says that balancing his family and his high-profile career "would not work without Sharon."

The Ebony article goes on to quote Holder:
"She is the one who is really superwoman in the sense that she a very well-respected doctor, a great mother, and a wonderful wife who cooks dinner five nights a week, adjusts her schedule to be with the kids and provides us with all of the love and affection we want and need. That is what allows me to perform in my professional capacity. Knowing that Sharon is there, I can work long hours, travel and conduct late meetings. It couldn't happen without her." About Sharon Malone
Native of Mobile, Alabama.
Works for
Foxhall OB-GYN Associates.
Worked as
engineer for IBM.
Harvard undergrad and Columbia Medical School.
Malone is no stranger to public office. Her sister, Vivian Malone, worked in the Department of Justice as well as the Environmental Protection Agency. Vivian was a civil rights activist who was known for being one of the first two black students admitted to the University of Alabama.

A little more is gleaned from Sharon's personality on the personal profile posted to her place of work: Foxhall OB/GYN Associates.

From her profile:
Dr. Sharon Malone, a native of Mobile, Alabama, has lived in Washington D.C. since 1988. She has been in private practice with Foxhall OB/GYN since 1992.

Dr. Malone graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1981. She worked for three years as a systems engineer with IBM before attending medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She then completed her residency at the George Washington University in obstetrics and gynecology.
Oh and when she's not delivering babies or taking care of her family, she has a few other interests she likes to pursue: jazz, Brazilian music and tennis.

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