|born on||21 July 1938|
|Place||Miami, Florida, 25n46, 80w12|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
American attorney, the chief prosecutor in Miami for 15 years before winning unanimous approval on 11 March 1993 from the Senate Judiciary Committee to become the nation's first female Attorney General. Unmarried. She revealed on 16 November 1995 that she has a mild form of Parkinson's Disease, diagnosed four weeks prior.
Living in a simple apartment in Washington and getting around by subway, Reno had formerly lived on a 21-acre homestead near the Everglades where she grew up with her journalist parents, three siblings and a flock of peacocks. Not big on the Washington social scene, the 6' 1" outdoors-woman describes herself as an "awkward old maid with a great affection for men."
On 4 September 2001 Reno announced that she would seek the Dem. nomination for governor of Florida in 2002, hoping to unseat Jeb Bush.
Reno died on 7 November 2016 from complications of Parkinson's Disease, aged 78.
Edith Sayer quotes the Washington DC library reference desk
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
- Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
- Vocation : Law : Attorney
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (Nation's first female Attny General)