Weldon “Babe” Starry made as strong a contribution to Florida State as any athlete though he never completed in a single event. A graduate of the University of Florida and Cumberland University Law School, Starry set his sights on a political career.
Starry’s career took off quickly as he was elected Chief Clerk of the Florida House of Representatives in 1935 and then appointed a Special Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in 1936. A commitment towards community and civic projects motivated Starry to establish the Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100 designed to promote business development in the Tallahassee community.
“Babe” became an avid Florida State booster and furnished the Starry Conference Room in the FSU School of Business. He served three terms as the President of the Seminole Booster Club.
This spirit of giving will never be forgotten in Tallahassee.