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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 July 1938Miami, Florida, USA
Date of Death 7 November 2016Miami, Florida, USA  (complications of Parkinson's disease)
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Janet Reno was born on July 21, 1938 in Miami, Florida, USA. She died on November 7, 2016 in Miami.

Trivia (26)

Has never married or had children.
Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2000.
Worked for a private law firm in the mid-1970s, and was appointed State Attorney for Dade County (Florida), where she served until her appointment as U. S. Attorney General.
First female U.S. Attorney General (1993-2001).
Suffers from Parkinson's Disease.
Famous for her handling of the Branch Davidian crisis at Waco, Texas and for Elian Gonzalez.
Received the 1997 Living Legacy Award from the Women's International Center.
State Attorney General for Dade County (1978-2002).
Named staff director of the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives in 1971.
Suffering from Parkinson's disease since 1995.
In 1973, she accepted a position with the Dade County State Attorney's Office.
Graduated from Cornell University in 1960, with a chemistry degree.
Named counsel for the state senate's committee responsible for revising the Florida Criminal Code in 1973.
Graduated from Harvard Law School in 1963, where she was one of only 16 women in a class of over 500.
Graduated from Coral Gables High School, Miami/Dade, Florida in 1956.
Is the first female Attorney General of the United States. Was sworn in on March 12, 1993, and was appointed by President Bill Clinton.
Aunt of model Hunter Reno.
Was portrayed on "Saturday Night Live" by Will Ferrell.
One of the original members of the President's Council of Cornell Women.
Former member of the Cornell University Council
Appointed as Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of '56 Professor at Cornell University. Was appointed at the same time as Bill Nye, aka the Science Guy.
Chosen by the Senior Class at Cornell University to give the 2001 Convocation Address. The day before commencement, she addressed students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni in Barton Hall on the Cornell Campus.
Frequently lampooned in The Simpsons (1989).
Is the elder sister of Maggy Reno Hurchalla and Robert Reno.
Is running for Florida governor in the November 2002 election. [December 2001]
She is mentioned in The Offspring's "Original Prankster.".

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