Ken Starr, well-known for main the investigation that led to former President Bill Clinton‘s impeachment, has died.
Starr died Tuesday at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Middle in Houston, Texas … the results of problems from a current surgical process … in line with his household.
Starr is greatest recognized for heading the expansive Whitewater investigation into the Clintons again within the ’90s … a probe that started with the Clintons’ actual property investments earlier than increasing to incorporate the notorious Monica Lewinsky intercourse scandal.
Starr had a adorned authorized profession … he was nominated by former President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for Washington D.C. and later served beneath former President George H.W. Bush as U.S. Solicitor Basic.
Starr argued 36 circumstances earlier than SCOTUS and in addition served as United States Circuit Decide for D.C. He was the chief of workers for former U.S. Lawyer Basic William French Smith and clerked for Justice Warren E. Burger.
He was closely concerned in increased training … instructing constitutional legislation for 25 years between NYU, George Mason, Pepperdine, Chapman and Baylor. As well as, Starr was Dean of the Pepperdine Faculty of Regulation earlier than going to Baylor to be the College’s President and Chancellor.
Starr was born in Texas and grew up in San Antonio, graduating from Sam Houston Excessive Faculty and incomes his B.A. from George Washington College. He had a grasp’s in political science from Brown College and a JD from Duke College legislation college.
Ken is survived by his spouse of 52 years, Alice Mendell Starr, and their three kids, Randall, Carolyn and Cynthia.
Starr’s son says the household is “deeply saddened with the lack of our expensive and loving Father and Grandfather, whom we admired for his prodigious work ethic, however who at all times put his household first. The love, power, endearing humorousness, and fun-loving curiosity Dad exhibited to every of us was really particular, and we cherish the numerous great reminiscences we have been capable of expertise with him.”
He’ll be buried on the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, with a visitation scheduled for Sept. 23 in Waco.