April 21, 2017: Scott Brown was nominated as the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand yesterday, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Brown, of Massachusetts, is a lawyer, and he was previously a U.S. Senator. Brown, 57, Republican, was in the Massachusetts Army National Guard before he received his law degree from the Boston College Law School. He then worked as a Legislator at the Massachusetts State Legislature for more than ten years, from March 25, 2004, to Feb. 4, 2010. Brown represented the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex district. Brown won the special election for Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate Massachusetts seat in 2010. Brown was a U.S. Senator from Feb. 4, 2010, to Jan. 3, 2013. He was succeeded in office by current U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat. In the wake of his Senate tenure, Brown has worked as a political contributor for Fox News.