Ken Starr is a lawyer, former U.S. solicitor general and federal judge, and former President of Baylor University. He is well recognized as the independent counsel who led the investigation into former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky which ultimately resulted in Clinton’s impeachment.
The son of a minister, Starr sold Bibles door-to-door to earn money for college. After attending George Washington University (B.A., 1968) and Brown University (M.A., 1969), he earned a Juris Doctor degree (1973) from Duke University. He held government positions, serving as a law clerk (1975–77) to Chief Justice Warren Burger, as a counselor to the U.S. attorney general (1981–83), as an appellate judge (1983–89), and as U.S. solicitor general (1989–93).