According to an obituary in the Herald:
- Kenneth Munro, who has died of cancer aged 71, was one of that remarkable generation of Glasgow University students groomed for political life in the debating chamber of the university union in the early 1960s: John Smith, Donald Dewar, John Mackay, Meta Ramsay, Neil McCormick, and Menzies Campbell. He followed Donald Dewar as chairman of the university Labour Club and was unsuccessful in his attempt to become MP for Aberdeenshire West in the 1964 general election, when Dewar was successful in Aberdeen South.
- Ken Munro was born in Glasgow and educated at Hutchesons' Boys' Grammar School. Leaving school in 1957 without enough Highers to enter university, he spent two years' National Service in the Intelligence Corps before spending a further two years working in his fathers "johnnie-a' things" shop in Caledonia Road in the Gorbals and making sure he obtained the necessary results to enter Glasgow University, where he studied politics and economics, graduating with honours in 1963.