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Kenneth Starr

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Kenneth Winston Starr (1946-present) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Starr was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 13, 1983, to a seat vacated by George MacKinnon; he was confirmed by the Senate on September 20, 1983, and received commission that same day. He resigned on May 26, 1989.[1]


  • George Washington University, A.B., 1968
  • Brown University, M.A., 1969
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1973[1]

Professional career

  • Law clerk, Hon. David W. Dyer, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1973-1974
  • Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1974-1975
  • Law clerk, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, Supreme Court of the United States, 1975-1977
  • Private practice, Washington, DC, 1977-1980
  • Counselor to the U.S. attorney general, Department of Justice, 1981-1983
  • Solicitor General of the United States, 1989-1993
  • Private practice, Washington, DC, 1993-present
  • Independent counsel, Whitewater investigation, 1994-1999[1]