Dean, Howard (1948–)

Howard Dean was a candidate in the 2004 presidential election and currently serves as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Dean was born in New York and studied at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine before moving to Vermont and establishing a medical practice. He began his political career as a state representative in the Vermont House and was then elected as lieutenant governor in 1986. Dean became Vermont's governor on August 14, 1991. He served as governor for 11 years, during which time he achieved a balanced budget and implemented a program that provided universal health care for children and pregnant women in the state.

On June 23, 2003, Dean officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the presidential election of 2004. ...

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