You can be anything you want to be if it's the right thing to do and if you put your mind to itJanet Reno visits middle school class Oct 27, 2004
Where we've got to go is making sure we use our experience to make the system workReno: Patriot Act overwhelmingly positive Apr 13, 2004
Bill McBride is the Democratic candidate for governor in the state of Florida, and I congratulate himJanet Reno concedes primary to McBride Sep 17, 2002
We're going to do what is best for the state of Florida, the Democratic votes of Florida and the targeted goal of beating Jeb BushReno gains, but may fall short of victory Sep 16, 2002
Voters recognize me and they know my name and what I stand forFla primary: McBride, Reno neck in neck Sep 04, 2002
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.