Eric Holder

official photo of Eric Holder, 2009, U.S. Department of Justice

Birth Name: Eric Himpton Holder, Jr.

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 21, 1951

Ethnicity: African-Barbadian

Eric Holder is an American lawyer. He was (Acting) U.S. Attorney General, from January 20, 2001 to February 2, 2001, and then U.S. Attorney General, from February 3, 2009 to April 27, 2015. He has also been Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, from 1988 to 1993, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, from January 20, 1993 to June 13, 1997, and U.S. Deputy Attorney General, from June 13, 1997 to February 2, 2001.

Eric is the son of Miriam and Eric Himpton Holder. His father was born in Saint Joseph, Barbados. His mother was born in New Jersey, to parents from Saint Philip, Barbados.

He is married to obstetrician Sharon Malone, with whom he has three children.

Eric’s paternal grandfather was named Henry Holder.

Eric’s paternal grandmother was named Eva Gay (the daughter of Martha).

Eric’s maternal grandfather was William Wakefield Yearwood (the son of Hope W. Yearwood and Agusta Moore).

Eric’s maternal grandmother was Rosalie Eglantine Harding (the daughter of Benjamin Harding and Emily Benthan).

Source: Genealogy of Eric Holder –

4 Responses

  1. Multiethnicchick says:

    He’s mixed

    • midori29 says:

      @Not true. I am Carribean and have some Barbadian relatives .Most Barbadians are barely mixed or none at all and are very close to pure African. Many only have %5 non black admixture. Plus I dont consider anyone mixed if they have two black parents. Its crazy to keep mixing people up if they have a different race relative 100yrs ago. If thats the case everyone in the world would be considered mixed. Ive traveled to Barbados three times its a black island.

    • Multiethnicchick says:

      If that were the case, Rihanna would have been teased for being light skinned with light eyes. Most Barbadians are not mixed.

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