Janet Reno Biography
(78th United States Attorney General (1993 - 2001))
Birthday: July 21, 1938 (Cancer)
Born In: Miami, Florida, United States
Janet Wood Reno was the 78th Attorney General of the United States of America and the first woman to hold such a post. Brought up in a log-cabin home at the end of a swamp, she imbibed determination, honesty and kindness early in her life. Equally excellent in studies and debating, she majored in chemistry at the Cornell University before joining the Harvard Law School as one of the 16 female students in a class of 500. After graduation, she began her career as an attorney in a small Miami firm before joining the Dade County State Attorney's Office. Eventually, she was appointed to the post of the Attorney General of Dade County, winning the elections for five consecutive terms. At the age of 55, during Bill Clinton’s presidential tenure, she was appointed the US Attorney General. A self-described “awkward old maid” who stood 6-foot-2-inches tall, she never cared for statistics, but was more interested in providing justice, taking many bold steps to achieve her aim.