Monday, November 7, 2016

Janet Reno, the First Woman Attorney General, Dies at 78

Janet Reno Dies at 78


Image result for janet reno former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno

Janet Reno, tapped by then-president Bill Clinton in 1993 to be the first woman U.S. attorney general, has died at the age of 78.  She was a former prosecutor in Florida.  She died of Parkinson's disease in her Florida home.  She was first diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1995. 

She was Clinton's third choice as Attorney General.  Her first and second choices, Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood, Both of them withdrew from the post due to allegations of them illegally hiring illegal immigrants as babysitters for their children.  Clinton made it a point to appoint the first woman U.S. attorney general. She was known for the FBI's siege of the Davidian Compound in April 1993.  Click on the link from the Washington Post to read the full story about her tenure as U.S. Attorney General.

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