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After growing up in Raleigh, George Holding attended Wake Forest University where he studied Classics and Law. After graduation he practiced law, then served on the staff of United States Senator Jesse Helms in Washington. In 2006, after serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he was appointed to serve as U.S. Attorney by President Bush.

While in office he indicted seven defendants for conspiring to promote terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad, convicted a number of child pornographers, several of whom were sentenced to more than 100 years in prison, and worked closely with sheriffs to crack down on drug traffickers and violent felons.

He also convicted a former Agriculture Commissioner, a former Congressman, a state judge, a state Senator, a state Representative, and the Speaker of the North Carolina State House for public corruption and worked closely with state prosecutors investigating a former Governor, who was convicted of a state felony.

After resigning from office he was encouraged to run for Congress by former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Beverly Lake, former House Republican Majority Leader Leo Daughtry and Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison.

George was first elected to office in 2012. In Congress, he has been an advocate of spending cuts. The National Journal ranked him the 2nd most conservative member of Congress.

George and his wife Lucy have three daughters and a son and are members of Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh.