Howard Dean

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Howard Dean

American politician and physician from Vermont add

Category: Politics

Born in 1948.

Countries: United States (67%), Vermont (11%), Iraq (3%)

Main connections: Vermont, Barack Obama, Democratic National Committee

Linked to: Democratic National Committee, National Governors Association, Democratic Party, Yale University




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Howard Dean was born in 1948 add something


He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1971 add something


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 add something


Before entering politics, Dean earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1978 add something


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 add something


In 1980, Dean spearheaded a grassroots campaign to stop a condominium development on Lake Champlain, instead favoring the construction of a bicycle trail add something


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 add something


Dean was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1982 and was elected lieutenant governor in 1986 add something


In 1982, he was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives, where he remained until being elected lieutenant governor in 1986 add something


Dean won re-election as Lieutenant Governor in 1988 and 1990 add something


In 1991, Dean became governor of Vermont when Richard A. Snelling died in office add something


On August 14, 1991, Dean was examining a patient when he received word that Governor Richard A. Snelling had died of sudden cardiac arrest add something


Al From - In 1991, the Reverend Jesse Jackson called the DLC Democrats for the Leisure Class, and in 2003, former Democratic National Committee Chair and Vermont Governor Howard Dean sharply criticized From and the DLC as the Republican wing of the Democratic Party


Dean served as chairman of the National Governors Association from 1994 to 1995; during his term, Vermont paid off much of its public debt and had a balanced budget 11 times, lowering income taxes twice add something


From 1994 to 1995, Dean was the chairman of the National Governors Association add something


Bill Lippert - In 1994, Lippert was appointed by Governor Howard Dean to fill a vacant seat representing Hinesburg in the Vermont House of Representatives


By far the most controversial decision of his career, and the first to draw serious national attention, came in 2000, when the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that the state's marriage laws unconstitutionally excluded same-sex couples and ordered that the state legislature either allow gays and lesbians to marry or create a parallel status add something


Dean received the endorsement of former Vice President and 2000 presidential candidate Al Gore, on December 9, 2003 add something


In the following weeks Dean was endorsed by former U.S. senators Bill Bradley and Carol Moseley Braun, unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidates from the 2000 and 2004 primaries, respectively add something


Through grassroots fundraising, Howard Dean was able to raise millions more than the previous DNC Chairman at the same point after the 2000 election add something


Rob Reiner - He campaigned extensively for Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore in 2000, and he campaigned in Iowa for Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean just before the 2004 Iowa caucuses.


Tom Limoncelli - In early 2000 he took a leave from his job at Lumeta to volunteer for the presidential campaign of Howard Dean


Evelyn Gandy - She publicly endorsed Al Gore for U.S. President in 2000 and attended Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean's visit to Mississippi in 2005


George Washington University - The largest student organization on campus claiming a membership approaching 2000, the GW College Democrats have hosted speakers such as CNN contributor Donna Brazile and former DNC Chairman Howard Dean among many others


Peter Welch - Welch did not run for another office for more than a decade, but in 2001 was appointed by-Governor Howard Dean to fill a vacant Vermont Senate seat in Windsor County.


Gore supported Dean over Lieberman due to their differing opinions on Iraq which began to develop around 2002 add something


"ABC News" ranked him eighth out of 12 in a list of potential presidential contenders in May 2002 add something


Jim Douglas - In the 2002 gubernatorial election to succeed five-term Governor Howard Dean, Douglas defeated Democratic Lieutenant Governor Doug Racine, 45 to 42 percent.


His campaign slowly gained steam, and by autumn of 2003, Dean had become the apparent frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, performing strongly in most polls and outpacing his rivals in fundraising add something


In March 2003 he gave a speech strongly critical of the Democratic leadership at the California State Democratic Convention that attracted the attention of grassroots party activists and set the tone and the agenda of his candidacy add something


In November 2003, after a much-publicized online vote among his followers, Dean became the first Democrat to forgo federal matching funds since the system was established in 1974 add something


On November 12, 2003, he received the endorsements of the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees add something


Democrat hopeful remembers 'cruel' English public school", "The Times", December 3, 2003 add something


Jerome Armstrong - Howard Dean hired them for a time as technical consultants in 2003


Ezra Klein - Besides his online contributions, Klein worked on Howard Dean's primary campaign in Vermont in 2003, and interned for the "Washington Monthly" in Washington, D.C. in 2004


Five Star Movement - Coordination of activists through Meetups had already been adopted in 2003 by Howard Dean during the campaign for the primaries of the Democratic Party of the United States


Daily Kos - In 2003, Moulitsas was retained by the Howard Dean campaign as a technical advisor, an arrangement he disclosed on the site the next day


Drupal - Interest in Drupal got a significant boost in 2003 when it helped build "DeanSpace" for Howard Dean, one of the candidates in the U.S. Democratic Party's primary campaign for the 2004 U.S. presidential election


John Adler - Shortly afterwards on December 19, 2003, Governor of New Jersey Jim McGreevey and most of the New Jersey Democratic Party came out in support of Former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean for President


An early front-runner for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, Dean denounced the 2003 invasion of Iraq and called on Democrats to oppose the Bush administration add something


Dean would receive some criticism during his 2004 presidential campaign for another decision related to civil unions add something


He served six terms as the 79th Governor of Vermont and ran unsuccessfully for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination add something


However, those who were in the actual audience that day insist that they were not aware of the infamous "scream" until they returned to their hotel rooms and saw it on TV. Dean said after the general election in 2004 that his microphone only picked up his voice and did not capture the loud cheering he received from the audience as a result of the speech add something


In the "Invisible Primary" of raising campaign dollars, Howard Dean led the Democratic pack in the early stages of the 2004 campaign add something


Many people, including Democratic Senator and failed 2004 presidential candidate Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, who left the party after losing his primary for re-election in 2006, accused Dean of hypocrisy add something


Overhauling the website, the official platform of the 2004 campaign, which was largely criticized as avoiding key issues and being the product of party insiders, was replaced with a simplified, though comprehensive categorizing of positions on a wide range of issues add something


On January 19, 2004, Dean's campaign suffered a staggering blow when a last-minute surge by rivals John Kerry and John Edwards led to a disappointing third-place finish for Dean in the 2004 Iowa Democratic caucuses, representing the first votes cast in primary season add something


On March 18, 2004, Dean founded the group Democracy for America add something


Dean endorsed Kerry on March 25, 2004, in a speech at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. add something


David Axelrod - Axelrod is credited with implementing a strategy that encourages the participation of people, a lesson drawn partly from Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign as well as a personal goal of Barack Obama


Birkenstock - During the 2004 U.S. presidential primary, some conservatives derided Howard Dean's supporters as "Birkenstock liberals"


Leon Fuerth - Fuerth continues to be active in the Democratic Party, and acted as a foreign policy adviser to Howard Dean during his 2004 Presidential candidacy


Benjamin Barber - He was an outside adviser to President Bill Clinton, a foreign policy adviser to Howard Dean's 2004 Presidential campaign and continues to counsel political leaders in America and abroad


Yale University - In 2004 Howard Dean stated, "In some ways, I consider myself separate from the other three candidates of 2004


Martin Sheen - In 2004 along with Rob Reiner, Sheen campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, and later campaigned for nominee John Kerry


Nancy Fleming - In 2004 she volunteered for Howard Dean's attempted nomination for president and has remained involved with politics as a large donor for the United States Democratic Party


Ralph Nader - In the 2004 campaign, Democrats such as Howard Dean and Terry McAuliffe asked that Nader return money donated to his campaign by Republicans who were well-known Bush supporters, such as billionaire Richard Egan


Joan Jett - Jett supported Howard Dean in the 2004 election because of his position on the War in Iraq


Paul Simon (politician) - Just four days before, despite being hospitalized and awaiting surgery, he had endorsed Howard Dean's 2004 presidential bid via a telephone conference call he conducted from his hospital bed


Dick Morris - Regarding the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, he initially stated that Howard Dean's candidacy could be written off right away


Bret Schundler - The photograph, which appeared for only a few days on a web page advertising campaign t-shirts and mugs, had actually been taken at a Howard Dean rally in 2004, with Dean's image digitally replaced by Schundler's and with campaign signs, hats, and shirts modified as well


Internet - The presidential campaign of Howard Dean in 2004 in the United States was notable for its success in soliciting donation via the Internet


Jim Inhofe - This phrase came to be a popular term for GOP campaign strategy, with Howard Dean and other politicians using it in the 2004 election cycle


Berkley Bedell - Though he no longer serves in Congress, Bedell remains active in Iowa politics, strongly supporting Howard Dean in 2004 over John Kerry


John W. Phelps - Until 2004 when Howard Dean ran for the presidential nomination, Phelps was the only Vermont resident to run for president


Bill Bradley - In January 2004, Bradley and Gore both endorsed Howard Dean for President in the 2004 Democratic primaries


Carol Moseley Braun - On January 15, 2004, four days before the Iowa caucuses, Moseley Braun dropped out of the race and endorsed Howard Dean


He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009 add something


Dean formed the organization Democracy for America and later was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee in February 2005 add something


Dean was elected Chairman of the Democratic National Committee on February 12, 2005, after all his opponents dropped out of the race when it became apparent Dean had the votes to become Chair add something


Democratic National Committee - The DNC relies on the monthly contributions of over 35,000 small-dollar donors through what is known as the Democracy Bonds program, set up by Howard Dean in the summer of 2005


Jehmu Greene - The Commission concluded its work in December 2005 and submitted its report to DNC Chairman, Howard Dean


Dean's strategy arguably paid off in a historic victory as the Democrats took over control of the House of Representatives and the Senate in the 2006 mid-term elections add something


The success of the strategy became apparent after the 2006 midterm elections, where Democrats took back the House and picked up seats in the Senate from normally Republican states such as Missouri and Montana add something


Although it only reached over 31,000 donors by May 2006, far off-pace from the stated goal of 1 million by 2008, it nonetheless contributed to a new small-donor funding philosophy of the DNC. Dean continued to further develop online fundraising at the DNC. Just one month before Election Day 2006, he became the first to introduce the concept of a "grassroots match," where donors to the DNC pledged to match the first donation made by a new contributor add something


And while former Clinton strategist James Carville criticized Dean's efforts, saying more seats could have been won with the traditional plan of piling money solely into close races, the results and the strategy were met with tremendous approval by the party's executive committee in its December 2006 meeting add something


James Carville - After the Democrats' victory in the 2006 midterm election, Carville criticized Howard Dean as Democratic National Committee Chair, calling for his ouster, as he believed Dean had not spent enough money


On October 11, 2007 it was reported that Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney were in early talks about making a "political thriller" based on Howard Dean's 2004 campaign, tentatively titled "Farragut North" add something


In 2008, Obama won several states that had previously been considered Republican strongholds, most notably Indiana, North Carolina, and Virginia add something


In the 2008 election, Barack Obama used the 50 state strategy as the backbone of his candidacy add something


The 50-state strategy was acknowledged by political commentators as an important factor in allowing Barack Obama to compete against John McCain in traditionally red states, during the 2008 presidential contest add something


"The New York Observer" attributed Barack Obama's success in the 2008 U.S. presidential election to his perfection of the Internet organizing model that Dean pioneered add something


In November 2008, a documentary film about Dean and his campaign, "Dean and Me", was released and shown at several film festivals around the country add something


Etan Thomas - On August 16, 2008, he appeared with Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean at stops in northern Virginia as part of the Democratic National Committee's "Register for Change" bus tour to encourage local voter registration drives


Jeffrey Peterson - It was reported that Peterson held a fundraiser at his residence for Barack Obama featuring Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and actress Scarlett Johansson on August 21, 2008


In a January 2009 interview with the Associated Press, Dean indicated he would enter the private sector after 30 years in politics add something


Yale University - As of 2009, former presidential candidate and DNC chair Howard Dean teaches a residential college seminar, "Understanding Politics and Politicians


The movie, finally titled "The Ides of March", was released on October 7, 2011 add something


Andrew Romanoff - In May 2014 Howard Dean endorsed Romanoff and spoke at one of Romanoff's campaign fundraising events


Dean expressed interest in running for the presidency in 2016, but published an op-ed in December 2014 in which he outlined why he would support former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton should she decide to run for president add something


On November 10, 2016, Dean declared himself a candidate in the next DNC chairmanship election add something


On November 10, 2016, two days after Hillary Clinton's defeat in the 2016 presidential election, Dean announced that he would seek the chairmanship of the Democratic Party add something


On December 2, 2016, Dean withdrew his candidacy add something


In December 2018 it was announced that Dean would be joining the advisory board of Tilray, one of the world's largest cannabis companies add something