March 11, 1993 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||William Barr|
|Succeeded by||John Ashcroft|
|Born||July 21, 1938 |
Janet Reno (born July 21, 1938) was the first and to date only female Attorney General of the United States (1993–2001). The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Events 250 - Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. John David Ashcroft (born May 9 1942) is an American Politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.  She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Events 660 BC - Traditional founding date of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty She was the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt. William Wirt ( November 8, 1772 &ndash February 18, 1834) was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the
She is the sister of columnist Robert Reno, and aunt to model Hunter Reno. She was one of two Danish Americans in the cabinet, the other being Lloyd Bentsen. Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr ( February 11 1921 – May 23 2006) was a four-term United States senator (1971 until 1993 from Texas
Reno's father, Henry Reno (original surname Rasmussen), immigrated to the United States from Denmark and for forty-three years was a police reporter for the Miami Herald. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe The Miami Herald is a daily Newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company headquartered in Downtown Miami Florida.  Jane Wood, Reno's mother, raised her children and then became an investigative reporter for the Miami News.  Janet Reno has three younger siblings.
Reno attended public school in Miami-Dade County, Florida, where she was a debating champion and was valedictorian at Coral Gables High School. Miami-Dade County (often referred to as simply Miami or Dade) is a County located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida Coral Gables Senior High School is a Secondary school located at 450 Bird Road in Coral Gables, Florida, USA; its principal is Jo Anne Gans In 1956 Reno enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she majored in chemistry, lived in Balch Hall, became president of the Women's Self-Government Association, and earned her room and board. Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem meaning "earth") is the Science concerned with the composition structure and properties Balch Hall, or more accurately Balch Halls, is the only all-female Dormitory at Cornell University.
Reno enrolled at Harvard Law School in 1960, one of only sixteen women in a class of more than 500 students. Harvard Law School (also known as Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional Graduate schools of Harvard University. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. She received her LL.B. from Harvard three years later. The Bachelor of Laws (abbreviated LLB, LLB or rarely LlB) is an undergraduate or bachelor degree in law offered in most Common law 
Reno was named staff director of the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives in 1971. The Florida House of Representatives, one of the two Chambers of the Florida Legislature, is composed of 120 members each representing a district Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. She helped revise the Florida court system. In 1973 she accepted a position with the Dade County State's Attorney's Office. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. During this time, questions about Reno's sexual orientation became a major part of Republican opponent Jack Thompson's campaign against her, who demanded to know her sexual orientation. John Bruce "Jack" Thompson (born July 25 1951 is an American Activist and former Attorney, based in Coral Gables,  She left the state's attorney's office in 1976 to become a partner in a private law firm. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
In 1978, Reno was appointed State Attorney for Dade County (now called Miami-Dade County). Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) In the United States, the State's Attorney (or State Attorney is an appointed or elected official who represents the State (prosecution in criminal prosecutions and is often She was elected to the Office of State Attorney in November 1978 and was returned to office by the voters four more times. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) She helped reform the juvenile justice system and pursued delinquent fathers for child support payments and established the Miami Drug Court. Drug courts are specialized courts designed to handle cases involving offenders who abuse addictive substances. 
During her time in Dade County, she was the lead prosecutor in a police brutality case. She was unable to convict any of the four officers charged with beating Arthur McDuffie in 1979. Arthur McDuffie (c 1946 - 1979 whose death at the hands of Miami-Dade police and the officers' subsequent acquittals caused one of the worst riots in United States Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar)
Reno has been criticized for her prosecutions of alleged sexual abusers during this time, which have been described as a "crusade" involving the "manipulative questioning" of child witnesses.  She was involved in the prosecution of Bobby Fijnje, a 14-year old accused of Satanic ritual abuse who was eventually acquitted. Satanic ritual abuse ( SRA, sometimes known as ritual abuse, cult related abuse, ritualized abuse, sadistic ritual abuse, ritual 
In 1995, Reno was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's disease (also known as Parkinson disease or PD) is a degenerative disorder of the Central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's 
In 1993, Reno was nominated and confirmed as the first female Attorney General under Bill Clinton, after both of his previous nominees, Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood, had confirmation problems when it was revealed both had previously employed illegal immigrants as nannies. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Zoë Eliot Baird (born 1952 is an American lawyer She was Bill Clinton 's first unsuccessful nominee for attorney general in 1993 Kimba Maureen Wood (born 1944 in Port Townsend Washington) is a U Reno remained Attorney General for the rest of Clinton's presidency, making her the longest-serving Attorney General since William Wirt in 1829. William Wirt ( November 8, 1772 &ndash February 18, 1834) was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the
While Clinton could steer a middle ground between his Democratic supporters and the Republican Congress on monetary issues, Reno's job was at the center of a variety of intractable cultural conflicts. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses This made her a lightning rod for criticism of the Clinton Administration from the right, who often perceived the federal government as a threat to their fundamental freedoms.
Reno supervised the following Department of Justice actions:
Reno ran for Governor of Florida in 2002, but lost in the Democratic primary to Bill McBride. The 2002 Florida gubernatorial election took place on 5 November 2002 for the post of Governor of Florida. Bill McBride (born May 10, 1945) is an American lawyer and politician. Voting problems arose in the election, and she did not concede defeat until a week later.  She has since retired from public life but frequently makes guest appearances for Democratic and other political causes.
After her tenure as attorney general and her unsuccessful gubernatorial election bid, Reno tours the country giving speeches on topics relating to the criminal justice system. For example, on March 31, 2006, she spoke at a criminology conference held at the University of Pennsylvania. Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. At this conference, she stated that she believes that the education system in the USA country needs to be improved, as there is a link between the quality of education and the crime rate. She also believes that too much money has been diverted away from the juvenile court system and believes that the government should find some way to make the juvenile courts work effectively so as to prevent problems in troubled children and adolescents before these problems are exacerbated by the time these adolescents reach adulthood. A juvenile court or young offender court is a court of law having special authority to try and pass judgments for Crimes committed by children or adolescents 
In 2001, Reno appeared alongside Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live in the final installment of the recurring sketch "Janet Reno's Dance Party". John William "Will" Ferrell (ˈfærəl born July 16, 1967) is an American Comedian, Actor, Voice actor, Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City  In another television appearance, on a 2007 Super Bowl XLI TV commercial, Janet Reno was among the guests at Chad Johnson's Super Bowl party. Super Bowl XLI was an American football game played on February 4 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb of 
Reno is also curating a compilation of old-time American songs performed by contemporary artists called the "Song of America. "
Reno also serves on the Board of Directors for the Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization which assists prisoners who could be exonerated through DNA testing. For other uses see The Innocence Project The Innocence Project refers to a number of non-profit legal clinics in the United States and Canada
|United States Attorney General|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Former Attorney General of the United States|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 21, 1938|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Miami, Florida, United States|
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