Janet Reno - Early Life and Career

Early Life and Career

Reno was born in Miami, Florida. Reno's mother, Jane Wallace (née Wood), raised her children and then became an investigative reporter for the Miami News. Her father, Henry Olaf Reno (original surname Rasmussen), was an emigrant from Denmark, who, for 43 years was a police reporter for the Miami Herald. Janet Reno has three younger siblings: Mark, Robert (a writer; 1939-2012), and Maggy Hurchalla.

Reno attended public school in Miami-Dade County, Florida, where she was a debating champion and was valedictorian at Coral Gables High School. In 1956, Reno enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she majored in chemistry, became president of the Women's Self-Government Association, and earned her room and board. After Cornell, Reno enrolled at Harvard University Law School and was graduated in 1963. From 1963 to 1971 Reno worked as an attorney for two Miami law firms. She was named staff director of the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives in 1971. She helped revise the Florida court system. In 1973, she accepted a position with the Dade County State's Attorney's Office. She worked for the Judiciary Circuit, and left the state's attorney's office in 1976 to become a partner in a private law firm.

Read more about this topic:  Janet Reno

Other articles related to "early life and career, early, life":

Hank Williams, Jr. - Biography - Early Life and Career
... Williams' early career was guided, and to an extent some observers say outright dominated, by his mother, who is widely claimed as having been the driving force that led his late ...
Bobby Jordan - Biography - Early Life and Career
... Bobby Jordan was a talented toddler and by the time he was six years old, he could sing, tap dance and play the saxophone ... At the age of four, he was working in an early film version of A Christmas Carol ...
Sal Mineo - Early Life and Career
... Mineo was born in The Bronx, the son of coffin makers Josephine (née Alvisi) and Salvatore Mineo, Sr ... He was of Sicilian descent his father was born in Italy and his mother had been born in the U.S ...
Joseph Conrad - Merchant Navy - British Voyages - Master
... the peoples of the Malay Archipelago, why does this area loom so large in his early work? (Leaving aside The Rescue, whose completion was repeatedly ... richness of tropical nature and the dreariness of human life within it accorded well with the pessimistic mood of his early works." After Johannes ... calls "the most traumatic journey of his life." After his November 1889 meeting with Thys, and before departing for the Congo, Conrad had again gone to Brussels, on 5 February ...

Famous quotes containing the words career, early and/or life:

    My ambition in life: to become successful enough to resume my career as a neurasthenic.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    I believe that if we are to survive as a planet, we must teach this next generation to handle their own conflicts assertively and nonviolently. If in their early years our children learn to listen to all sides of the story, use their heads and then their mouths, and come up with a plan and share, then, when they become our leaders, and some of them will, they will have the tools to handle global problems and conflict.
    Barbara Coloroso (20th century)

    Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?
    Andy Warhol (c. 1928–1987)