|Born||Janey Lee Gohl
August 18, 1956 
St. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S.
|Alma mater||St. Cloud State University
William Mitchell College of Law
|Title||Miss Minnesota USA 1978|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss USA 1978|
Gohl was born to Roger & Bernice Bromenschenkel Gohl. She has three sisters named Diane, Sandra, and Sharon and two brothers named Roger and John.
Gohl graduated from Cathedral High School in 1974 and attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from St. Cloud State University the same weekend she won her state title. In 1983, she earned a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2002, she added to her academic credentials a Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) from Pepperdine University's top-ranked MSOD program. She currently works in the Human Resources/Organization Development field.
- "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 27, 2010.