Janet Reno, first female U.S. Attorney General, dies

Nov 8, 2016 15:34 IST

Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General, passed away on 7 November 2016 at Miami, Florida. She was 78.

As the U.S. Attorney General, Reno played key roles in some of the most acrimonious events of the Bill Clinton administration.

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About Janet Reno

Janet Reno served as the Attorney General of the United States from 1993 until 2001.

She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on 11 February 1993, and confirmed on 11 March 1993.

She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General and the second-longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history, after William Wirt.

She also ran for Governor of Florida in 2002. However, she lost in the Democratic primary to Bill McBride 44% to 44.4%.

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