The president of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States, indirectly elected to a four-year term by the American people through the Electoral College. The officeholder leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces .
November 8 – 1988 United States presidential election: George H. W. Bush is elected as 41st President of the United States over Democratic opponent, Michael Dukakis. November 11 – In Sacramento, California , police find a body buried in the lawn of sixty-year-old landlady Dorothea Puente .
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The 1988 United States presidential election was the 51st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1988.The Republican nominee, incumbent Vice President George H. W. Bush, defeated the Democratic nominee, Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts.
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President State Took office Left office Party Term Previous office Vice President; 1: George Washington (1732–1799) Virginia: April 30, 1789: March 4, 1797
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William Feiner (1792–1829) was a German Catholic priest and Jesuit who became a missionary to the United States and eventually the president of Georgetown College.Born in Münster, he taught in Jesuit schools in the Russian Empire and Polish Galicia as a young member of the Society of Jesus.
United States presidential election of 1988, American presidential election held on Nov. 8, 1988, in which Republican George Bush defeated Democrat Michael Dukakis. The 1988 campaign featured an open contest on both the Republican and Democratic sides, as Republican Pres. Ronald Reagan was entering
Two vice presidents have briefly acted as president under the 25th Amendment: George H. W. Bush on July 13, 1985, and Dick Cheney on June 29, 2002 and on July 21, 2007. The persons who have served as vice president were born in or primarily affiliated with 27 states plus the District of Columbia.