On December 11, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama officially nominated former Senator Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services. He also named Senator Daschle as the Director of a new White House Office on Health Care Reform. Dr. Jeanne Lambrew, who authored a book about health care reform with Senator Daschle, will serve as Deputy Director of the White House Office of Health Reform. In other personnel news, President-elect Obama has named Eric Holder as his Attorney General. Mr. Holder has held a number of prominent positions in government, including United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and Deputy Attorney General.