Janet Wood Reno


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Janet Wood Reno (born July 21, 1938), served as the Attorney General of the United States, from 1993 to 2001. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11, 1993. She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General and the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt. more »

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  • ''I'm not fancy. I'm what I appear to be.''
    Janet Wood Reno (b. 1938), U.S. attorney. As quoted in People magazine, p. 62 (December 27, 1993-January 3, 1994). The first woman U.S. Attorney G...
  • ''I don't think I've ever felt so lost as I did then.''
    Janet Wood Reno (b. 1938), U.S. Attorney General. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 42 (May 15, 1994). The first woman to hold the post...
  • ''The good lawyer is the great salesman.''
    Janet Wood Reno (b. 1938), U.S. Attorney General. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 43 (May 15, 1994).
  • ... the Department of Justice is committed to asking one central question of everything we do: What is the right thing to do? Now that can produce debate, and I want it to be spirited debate. I want t...
    Janet Wood Reno (b. 1938), U.S. lawyer. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 43 (May 15, 1994). The first woman Attorney General of the Un...
  • It might be that some day I shall be drowned by the sea, or die of pneumonia from sleeping out at night, or be robbed and strangled by strangers. These things happen. Even so, I shall be ahead because...
    Janet Wood Reno (b. 1913), U.S. mother of U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 44 (May 15, 1994). Reno h...
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