Bush elected President: Headlines from George H W Bush’s presidential election win in 1988

14 newspaper front pages from across the United States telling the news of the then-Vice President's political victory

Bush elected President Headlines from George H W Bush's presidential election win in 1988
Bush Beats Dukakis

Calls for unity after big victory

From the November 9, 1988 issue of the St Louis Post Dispatch (Missouri)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from St Louis Post Dispatch - November 9 1988


Triumph for Bush

‘I know we’ll come together’

From the November 9, 1988 issue of The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from The Cincinnati Enquirer - November 9 1988


Bush elected in landslide! Dukakis snares Iowa’s vote

George Herbert Walker Bush elected to presidency

From the November 9, 1988 issue of The Des Moines Register (Iowa)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from The Des Moines Register - November 9 1988


Bush wins, vows to seek unity

From the November 9, 1988 issue of The Los Angeles Times (California)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from The Los Angeles Times - November 9 1988


Bush decks the Duke

From the November 9, 1988 issue of The Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from The Orlando Sentinel - November 9 1988


Bush era begins

He wins 40 states, but GOP fails to get a mandate – California goes Republican in tight contest – James Baker named Secretary of State

From the November 9, 1988 issue of The San Francisco Examiner (California)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from The San Francisco Examiner Wed Nov 9 1988


Bush triumphs nationwide, earns solid Southern sweep

‘Gracious’ Dukakis concedes

From the November 9, 1988 issue of the Austin American Statesman (Texas)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from Austin American Statesman Texas - November 9 1988


Bush is elected president

Democrats maintain firm control of US House and Senate

From the November 9, 1988 issue of the Chicago Tribune (Illinois)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from Chicago Tribune - November 9 1988


Bush wins big

Dukakis loss is bitter end to bitter presidential race

From the November 9, 1988 issue of the Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from Democrat and Chronicle Rochester NY - November 9 1988


With at least 37 states, 327 electoral votes, it’s a… BUSH BLITZ

From the November 9, 1988 issue of the Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, New York)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from Press and Sun Bulletin - November 9 1988


Bush says ‘the verdict is clear’

From the November 9, 1988 issue of The Monitor (McAllen, Texas)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from The Monitor - November 9 1988


Bush turns back Dukakis

From the November 9, 1988 issue of the Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from Detroit Free Press - November 9 1988


It’s Bush: big

VP rides to win on Solid South

From the November 9, 1988 issue of the News Press (Ft Meyers, Florida)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from News Press Florida - November 9 1988


Bush wins in a walkaway

From the November 9, 1988 issue of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pennsylvania)

George H W Bush elected President - Newspaper headlines from Pittsburgh Post Gazette - November 9 1988

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