Scott Brown

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Scott Brown
Ambassador Scott Brown.jpg
United States Ambassador to New Zealand
Assumed office
June 8, 2017
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Candy Green (Acting)
United States Ambassador to Samoa
Assumed office
June 8, 2017
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Candy Green (Acting)
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
February 4, 2010 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Paul Kirk
Succeeded by Elizabeth Warren
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex district
In office
March 25, 2004 – February 4, 2010
Preceded by Cheryl Jacques
Succeeded by Richard Ross
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 9th Norfolk district
In office
1998–2004
Preceded by Jo Ann Sprague
Succeeded by Richard Ross
Personal details
Born Scott Philip Brown
(1959-09-12) September 12, 1959 (age 58)
Kittery, Maine, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gail Huff (m. 1986)
Children 2 (including Ayla)
Education Tufts University (BA)
Boston College (JD)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1979–2014
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Unit Judge Advocate General's Corps
Army National Guard
Awards Army Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Army Commendation Medal
Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg Meritorious Service Medal

Scott Brown (born September 12, 1959) is an American attorney and politician. He is the United States Ambassador to New Zealand since June 8, 2017. He was a United States Senator from the state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2013. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Brown was born on September 12, 1959 in Kittery, Maine. He studied at Tufts University and at Boston College.

Ambassadorship[change | change source]

On February 17, 2017, news media outlets reported that Brown was under consideration by President Donald Trump to be the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.[2] On April 20, 2017, it was reported that he was chosen to be the next Ambassador to New Zealand.[3][4]

On June 8, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed his nomination to a 94-4 vote.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brown, Scott P". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  2. Greenwood, Max (February 17, 2017). "Scott Brown being considered for ambassador to New Zealand: report". TheHill. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 
  3. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/329682-trump-tapping-scott-brown-to-be-new-zealand-ambassador
  4. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-announces-scott-brown-will-be-ambassador-to-new-zealand/
  5. "U.S. Senate: Roll Call Vote PN349". www.senate.gov. United States Senate. June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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