Janet Reno Becomes First Female Attorney General

On March 11, 1993, Janet Reno was appointed as Attorney General of the United States of America.

This date was a monumental occasion for women’s history as it marked the first time a woman would serve at the Attorney General position. Reno was appointed by President Bill Clinton, and she remained in office until 2001, becoming the second longest serving Attorney General behind William Wirt.

During her tenure as Attorney General, Reno focused on the following issues: launching programs for alternative punishment for one-time offenders and harsher punishments for repeat offenders, keeping children away from gangs, drugs, and violence, and equal opportunity reform to ensure rights for all Americans.

Sources: Wikipedia, WIC.org

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