BROWN, Scott P. (1959-)

BROWN, SCOTT P., a Senator from Massachusetts; born on September 12, 1959, in Kittery, Maine; graduated Wakefield High School, Wakefield, Mass., 1977; B.A., Tufts University, 1981; J.D., Boston College Law School, 1985; Massachusetts Army National Guard 1979-2014, attaining the rank of colonel, and serving in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps; lawyer, private practice; Wrentham, Mass., selectman 1995-1998; member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives 1999-2004; member of the Massachusetts state senate 2004-2010; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in a special election on January 19, 2010, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward M. Kennedy, a seat subsequently held by appointed senator Paul G. Kirk, took the oath of office on February 4, 2010, and served from February 4, 2010, to January 3, 2013; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2012; moved to New Hampshire, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate from that state in 2014.

  • Brown, Scott. Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances. New York: Harper, 2011.
  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Scott P. Brown, United States Senator, 2010-2013. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2014.