CNN: Janet Reno, first female US attorney general, dies at 78


Reno died at her home in Miami. She had battled Parkinson’s disease for 20 years. (Source: CNN)

Janet Reno, former US attorney general under President Bill Clinton, died Monday morning following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, her sister Maggy Hurchalla [renowned environmentalist and past five-term Martin County commissioner] said. Reno was 78.


The nation’s first-ever female attorney general, she served in the Clinton White House from 1993 to 2001.


Born in 1938, Reno grew up in Miami, Florida, with parents who both worked as reporters for Miami newspapers. After attending Cornell University for her undergraduate degree, Reno enrolled at Harvard University for law school in the early 1960s.

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