Meet Dr. Sharon Malone, wife of the first African American Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder.
Back in 1989, Holder and Sharon first met at a fundraiser for Concerned Black Men and the Coalition of 100 Black Women. A year later, Sharon and Eric married in 1990.
The couple lives in Washington, D.C. with their three children, Maya, Brooke, and Eric III.
Dr. Sharon Malone is an obstetrician, gynecologist and public figure who was born in 1959 in Mobile, Alabama. Malone is the youngest of eight siblings and the sister of Vivian Malone Jones, who, in 1963, became one of the first African American students to enroll at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
In 1981, Malone received her B.A. degree in psychology from Harvard University. Upon graduation, she pursued a career as a systems engineer with the IBM Corporation, but soon decided to attend medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she earned her M.D. degree in 1988. That same year, Malone moved to Washington, D.C. to complete her medical residency at George Washington University.
Then, in 1992, she went into private practice with the renowned Foxhall OB/GYN in Washington, D.C. Malone has also served as an associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the George Washington University, and presented the 2012 PBS documentary, Slavery by Another Name, which charts the violent transition in 1865 from chattel slavery to forced prison labor.
Eric Holder is the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, in office since 2009. Holder, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, is the first black American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General.
Holder previously served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and a United States Attorney.
On September 25, 2014, the Justice Department said Holder would resign as soon as his successor is confirmed.
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