Former US Attorney General Eric Holder set to give commencement speech at University of Wisconsin-Madison

The spring commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be given by former United States Attorney General Eric Holder.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is set to give the spring commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the university announced Wednesday.

Holder will give the address during the spring commencement ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on May 13.

He served as attorney general from February 2009 to April 2015, and was the first Black person to hold the office.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. on May 19, 2014. Holder is set to give this year’s Spring commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Holder was the keynote speaker for the 2016 UW Law School hooding ceremony. His daughter, Brooke, graduated from UW-Madison in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in history.

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