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Ken Starr & Jim Martin


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Departures
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Ken Starr

Kenneth Starr, the lawyer and judge best known for investigating the misdeeds of President Bill Clinton as an independent counsel, died Sept. 13. He was 76. Appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, Starr later became the U.S. solicitor general under George H.W. Bush. In the ’90s, a federal court appointed him to take over a Clinton-linked real estate probe dubbed Whitewater. Clinton lied to Starr during a deposition in 1998, setting the stage for an impeachment showdown later that year. WORLD named Starr its Daniel of the Year in 1998. After leaving Washington, he became the president of Baylor University in 2010, but was ousted in 2016 amid a scandal over the school’s mishandling of claims of sexual assault among students.


Jim Martin

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Jim Martin

Jim Martin, a World War II veteran whose military unit’s exploits in the European theater were featured in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, died on Sept. 11 at the age of 101. Martin ­volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1942 shortly after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and trained as a paratrooper. Nicknamed “Pee Wee” by fellow soldiers because of his diminutive stature, Martin parachuted into combat on D-Day over Normandy and subsequently participated in the liberation of Europe. He earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star among other commendations.

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