Janet Reno was nominated as the 78th U.S. Attorney General by Bill Clinton. She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General and the second longest-serving Attorney General in U.S. history after William Wirt. Janet Reno appointed Ken Starr to oversee the Whitewater investigation related to Clinton. During her tenure the Department of Justice was involved in: the Waco siege standoff with the Branch Davidians, the antitrust suit against Microsoft, the capture and conviction of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, the capture and conviction of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols for the Oklahoma City bombing, and the capture and conviction of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and four other conspirators of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing. After her tenure as Attorney General, Reno ran an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid and then lectured on topics related to the criminal justice system.
The position of attorney general was created as part of the president’s cabinet beginning with the administration of George Washington. Washington created four cabinet positions to provide him with a source of key advisers, in the form of the attorney general, secretary of the treasury, secretary of state, and secretary of war. Current presidential cabinets are made up of sixteen officers. Members are chosen by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The attorney general is the head of the Department of Justice and its top law enforcement officer.
This Janet Reno history mug is part of our U.S. Attorney General series which includes the many unique individuals who served as U.S. Attorney General.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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