Cornell Diversity Readies Janet Reno for Historic Career

In 1993, Janet Reno became the first woman to serve as attorney general of the U.S., serving in the nation’s top law enforcement job for almost eight years during President Clinton’s administration. A self-described “awkward old maid” who stood 6’2″, Reno won respect from average Americans for helping the president win congressional approval of the 1994 crime bill, the most substantial crime legislation in U.S. history…

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