Janet Wood Reno (July 21, 1938 – November 7, 2016)
MIAMI (AP) – Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general
and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration,
has died. She was 78.
According to her goddaughter, Reno died early Monday from complications
of Parkinson’s disease. She spent her final days at home in Miami surrounded
by family and friends.
Janet Reno was unmarried and had no children. She was diagnosed with
Parkinson’s in 1995.
Florida’s first woman State Attorney Janet Reno.
Appointed by Gov. Reubin Askew on Jan. 4, 1978, Janet Reno
served for 15 years as Dade County State Attorney before
becoming the nation’s first woman Attorney General."