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United States Senator Scott Brown

US Senator Scott Brown to Address BC Law Graduation

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By Melissa Beecher | Chronicle Staff
Published: April 14, 2010
United States Senator Scott Brown will give the Commencement Address at the 2010 Boston College Law School Commencement on May 28 at 10:30 a.m. on BC's Newton Campus.

Brown, whose historic rise to the U.S. Senate captured the attention of the nation, is a graduate of BC Law, along with fellow Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.

Brown was the first Republican elected to represent Massachusetts the US Senate in 38 years. He currently serves on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

"We're pleased to welcome Scott back to campus as our Commencement speaker," said Law School Dean John Garvey. "His record of service in the National Guard JAG Corps, the Massachusetts State House and now as US senator is impressive, and I'm happy that he has agreed to address our graduating students."

Brown grew up in Wakefield and graduated cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in history in 1981. After graduating from Boston College Law School in 1985, Brown worked as an attorney and served as a member of the Massachusetts National Guard. A member of the guard for the past 29 years, Brown currently holds the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in homeland security after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Since 1992, he has held political office at the local, state and national level, serving as a Town of Wrentham Selectman, assessor, State Representative for the Ninth Norfolk District and State Senator.

Brown and his wife, Gail, live in Wrentham. They have two daughters, Ayla, a senior at Boston College who will receive her diploma at BC's Commencement on May 24, and Arianna, a student at Syracuse University.

More information on the Boston College Law School Commencement is available at the school's Web site,