|Text on Button||Librarians for Dukakis '88|
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Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis won the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 1988. Dukakis, the son of Greek immigrants, was the first Greek-American to be nominated for president. He was defeated by incumbent Vice-President George Herbert Walker Bush in the general election. After his governorship ended in 1991, Dukakis remained active in the Democratic party, contributing to the success of Deval Patrick's gubernatorial and Elizabeth Warren's senatorial campaigns.