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Public Papers - 1989 - February

Nomination of Kenneth Winston Starr To Be Solicitor General of the United States


The President today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth Winston Starr to be Solicitor General of the United States, Department of Justice. He would succeed Charles Fried.

Since 1983 Judge Starr has been a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Prior to this he was Counselor to the Attorney General at the Department of Justice, 1981 - 1983. He was an associate partner with Gibson, Dunn   Crutcher in Washington, DC, 1977 - 1981, and a law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC, 1975 - 1977. From 1974 to 1975, Judge Starr was an associate with Gibson, Dunn   Crutcher in Los Angeles, CA.

Judge Starr graduated from George Washington University (B.A., 1968), Brown University (M.A., 1969), and Duke University (J.D., 1973). He was born July 21, 1946, in Vernon, TX. He is married and has two children.

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