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President-elect Obama chooses Eric Holder to be Attorney General. A Columbia Law School graduate, Holder was appointed by Ronald Reagan to serve as Superior Court Judge of the District of Columbia. He stepped down in 1993 to accept an appointment to be U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In 1997 Holder was elevated to Deputy Attorney General under Janet Reno in the Clinton administration. He was generally viewed as a centrist in the Justice Department.