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Scott Brown

Scott Brown
Personal data
Date of birthSeptember 12, 1959(age 57)
Place of birthKittery, Maine
Political partyRepublican
SpouseGail Huff
ChildrenAyla Brown
Arianna Brown
ResidenceWrentham, Massachusetts
Alma materTufts University (B.A.)
Boston College (J.D.)
ProfessionPolitician, lawyer, soldier
ReligionChristian Reformed Church in North America
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army National Guard
Years of service1979 Present
RankLieutenant Colonel
UnitJudge Advocate General's Corps
CommandsHead defense attorney for the New England States
AwardsArmy Commendation Medal for meritorious service in homeland security; Meritorious Service Medal
Assumed officeFebruary 4, 2010
Serving with John Kerry
Preceded byPaul G. Kirk
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 's Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex district
In officeMarch 25, 2004 - February 4, 2010
Succeeded byRichard Ross
Preceded byCheryl Jacques
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 9th Norfolk district
In office1998 - 2004
Succeeded byRichard Ross
Preceded byJo Ann Sprague
Member of the
Wrentham, Massachusetts
Board of Selectmen
In office1995 - 1998
Member of the
Wrentham, Massachusetts
Board of Assessors
In office1987 - 1990

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Scott Philip Brown (born September 12, 1959) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. Brown previously served as a member of the Massachusetts General Court, first in the State House of Representatives (1998 2004) and then in the State Senate (2004 2010).

Brown is a member of the Republican Party, and faced the Democratic candidate, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, in the 2010 special election to succeed U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy. While initially trailing Coakley in polling by a large margin, Brown won the election and in January 2010 became the first Republican elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts since Edward Brooke in 1972.

Prior to entering the state legislature, he had experience as a town selectman and assessor. He is a practicing attorney, concentrating in real estate law and serving as defense counsel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Brown is a graduate of Wakefield High School (1977), Tufts University (1981), and Boston College Law School (1985).


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