Howard Dean

Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
Born Nov 17, 1948

Howard Brush Dean III is an American politician and physician from Vermont. He served six terms as the 79th Governor of Vermont and ran unsuccessfully for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. Although his U.S. Presidential campaign was unsuccessful, Dean is regarded as a pioneer in raising the profile of Internet-based fundraising and grassroots organizing.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Howard Dean.


1948 Birth Born in 1948.


1966 18 Years Old In September 1966, he attended Felsted School, UK, for one school year after winning an English Speaking Union scholarship. … Read More


1971 23 Years Old At Yale, Dean was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1971. … Read More
1974 26 Years Old In 1974, Dean's younger brother Charlie, who had been traveling through southeast Asia at the time, was captured and killed by Laotian guerrillas, a tragedy widely reported to have an enormous influence in Dean's life; he wore his brother's belt every day of his presidential campaign.


1978 30 Years Old Dean received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1978 and began a medical residency at the University of Vermont.
1981 33 Years Old In 1981, he married fellow doctor Judith Steinberg, whom he met in medical school, and together they began a family medical practice in Shelburne, Vermont (where she continued to use her maiden name to avoid confusion).
…  Dean was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1982 and was elected lieutenant governor in 1986. … Read More


1988 40 Years Old Dean won re-election as Lieutenant Governor in 1988 and 1990.
In 1991, Dean became governor of Vermont when Richard A. Snelling died in office.
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