Eric Holder

Left: Eric Holder was born to Barbadian parents in the US.
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Source: Telegraph UK
Barack Obama picks Eric Holder as first black attorney general


“Obama offered Holder the job and he accepted,” Newsweek magazine said on its website, adding that “the announcement is not likely until after Obama announces his choices to lead the Treasury and State departments”.

Mr Holder, 57, whose appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate, was deputy attorney general for four years under former president Bill Clinton and was co-chairman along with Caroline Kennedy of Mr Obama’s vice-presidential selection process.

Eric Holder was born in the US to Barbadian parents, according to Wikipedia:

Holder was born in 1951 in The Bronx, New York, to parents who emigrated from Barbados. He grew up in Queens and was educated at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan and attended Columbia University, where he earned a B.A. in 1973 and a J.D. in 1976.[3]