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Janet Reno
SLP97082701- 27 AUGUST 1997- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Major Edward Mitchell of the Salvation Army gives U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, a tour of a Salvation Army facility in a poor area of St. Louis. Reno was in St. Louis to speak to a Weed and Seed convention being held in St. Louis. UPI Bill Greenblatt
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Janet Wood Reno (born July 21, 1938) is a former Attorney General of the United States (1993–2001). She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11. She was the first female Attorney General and the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt.

Reno's father, Henry Olaf Reno (original surname Rasmussen), emigrated to the United States from Denmark and for forty-three years was a police reporter for the Miami Herald. Jane Wallace (née 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. 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.

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