26 Years Ago - On March 11, 1993, under President Bill Clinton, the Senate confirmed Reno by a vote of 98 to 0. She was sworn in the next day, becoming the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General. As Attorney General, Reno oversaw the Justice Department and its 95,000 employees. Reno remained Attorney General for the rest of Clinton's presidency, making her the longest-serving Attorney General since William Wirt in 1829. Janet would pass away on November 7, 2016 of complications from Parkinson's Disease.