Currently alive, at 79 years of age.
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1938 – Born on July 21st in Miami, Florida. American lawyer and public official who became the first woman attorney general of the United States.
1960 – Reno graduated from Coral Gables High School, where she excelled on the debating team, and went on to Cornell University, earning a degree in chemistry.
1963 – She then attended Harvard Law School, and, after graduating, she went to work as a lawyer.
1971 – She began her career in politics when she was named staff director of the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives.
1973-1978 – She was named assistant to the state’s attorney general in Miami and became state attorney. She was reelected to the post five times, even though she was a Democrat in a largely Republican area.
1993 – After the unsuccessful nominations of two other candidates, President Bill Clinton nominated Reno for the position of U.S. attorney general, and she was quickly approved by Congress.
– She clashed with the White House in her efforts to regulate violence on network television, as well as over her refusal to endorse Vice President Al Gore’s plan to merge the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration.