Scott Brown

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Scott Brown
Ambassador Scott Brown.jpg
United States Ambassador to New Zealand
Assumed office
June 8, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byCandy Green (Acting)
United States Ambassador to Samoa
Assumed office
June 8, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byCandy Green (Acting)
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
February 4, 2010 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byPaul Kirk
Succeeded byElizabeth Warren
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex district
In office
March 25, 2004 – February 4, 2010
Preceded byCheryl Jacques
Succeeded byRichard Ross
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 9th Norfolk district
In office
Preceded byJo Ann Sprague
Succeeded byRichard Ross
Personal details
Scott Philip Brown

(1959-09-12) September 12, 1959 (age 61)
Kittery, Maine, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Gail Huff (m. 1986)
Children2 (including Ayla)
EducationTufts University (BA)
Boston College (JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1979–2014
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
UnitJudge Advocate General's Corps
Army National Guard
AwardsArmy 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Greenwood, Max (February 17, 2017). "Scott Brown being considered for ambassador to New Zealand: report". TheHill. Retrieved April 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Savransky, Rebecca (20 April 2017). "Trump tapping Scott Brown to be New Zealand ambassador". TheHill.
  4. "Trump chooses Scott Brown to be ambassador to New Zealand".
  5. "U.S. Senate: Roll Call Vote PN349". United States Senate. June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Scott Brown at Wikimedia Commons