Eric Holder Jr., U.S. Attorney General, delivers the Cecil Sims Lecture, "DOJ Priorities, Successes and Recent Efforts to Protect Americans Against Crime and Fraud"
Eric H. Holder Jr., who is currently serving under President Barack Obama as the nation’s 82nd Attorney General, will deliver the 2012 Cecil Sims Lecture. Holder has served as Attorney General of the United States since February 2009.
He previously served as Deputy Attorney General, having been appointed to that position by President Bill Clinton in 1997. Holder was the first African-American named to that post.
Holder earned his J.D. at Columbia Law School in 1976, after earning his B.A. in American history at Columbia University in 1973. He graduated from New York City's selective Stuyvesant High School.
After earning his law degree, Holder worked for the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1976-88. In 1988, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He served on the court until 1993, when he accepted an appointment by President Bill Clinton to serve as a U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In 1997, President Clinton promoted Holder to the position of Deputy Attorney General, which he held until nominated as Attorney General by President Obama.
|Date: Mar 16, 2012|
Time: 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM