He was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity at Yale.
In 1981, he married Judith Steinberg.
He attended St. George's School, a preparatory school in Middletown, Rhode Island.
He attended the Browning School, a college preparatory academy for boys in Manhattan.
He is the oldest of four children, all boys.
He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Dean graduated from Yale University, in 1971.
From 1991 to 2003, he was governor of Vermont.
Howard Dean: We won't always have the strongest military.
Howard Dean: This is a struggle of good and evil. And we're the good.
Howard Dean: This country was the moral leader of the world until George Bush became president.
Howard Dean: There's not one person in this crowd who's gonna agree with everything I say. Not one.
Howard Dean: The way we're going to win elections in this country is not to become Republican lite. The way we're going to win elections in this country is to stand up for what we believe in.
Howard Dean: Sixty percent of us got $304. Has your property taxes gone up more than $304 because the president cut cops on the beat, refused to fund special education, refused to fund "no child left behind?"
Howard Dean: Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep.
Howard Dean: Look, I'm not a perfect person. I have my warts. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. I wear suits that are cheap. But I say what I think and I believe what I say, and I'm willing to say things that are not popular but ordinary people know are right.
Howard Dean: I'm just deeply disappointed that once again we may have to settle for the lesser of two evils.
Howard Dean: I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy. Democrats have strong moral values. Frankly, my moral values are offended by some of the things I hear on programs like "Rush Limbaugh," and we don't have to put up with that.
Howard Dean: I think most people... would be glad to pay the same taxes they paid when Bill Clinton was president, if only they could have the same economy they had when Bill Clinton was president.
Howard Dean: I supported the war in Afghanistan because 3000 of our people were murdered and I thought we had a right to defend the people of the United States.
Howard Dean: I have my warts. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. In other words, I lead with my heart and not my head. That's the only chance we have against George Bush.
Howard Dean: I don't hate Republicans as individuals. But I hate what the Republicans are doing to this country. I really do.
Howard Dean: I don't care what you label me as long as you call me president.
Howard Dean: Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.
Howard Dean: Hard-working Americans will see through this President's effort to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon.
Howard Dean: Every day it becomes clearer that this was the wrong war at the wrong time.
Howard Dean: At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people.
Howard Dean: As Commander in Chief of the United States Military, I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling the truth about why they're going there.