Newt Gingrich

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Newt Gingrich
58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 1999
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Tom Foley
Succeeded by Dennis Hastert
House Minority Whip
In office
March 20, 1989 – January 3, 1995
Leader Robert H. Michel
Preceded by Dick Cheney
Succeeded by David E. Bonior
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1999
Preceded by John J. Flynt, Jr.
Succeeded by Johnny Isakon
Personal details
Born Newtown Leroy McPherson
(1943-06-17) June 17, 1943 (age 74)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Occupation American politician

Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born June 17, 1943 as Newton Leroy McPherson) is an American politician.

Early life[change | change source]

He was born Newton Leroy McPherson in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was adopted by his stepfather.

Political career[change | change source]

Gingrich was a Congressman from Georgia from 1978 to 1999. He was speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He is known for bringing in the "Republican Revolution" in the House because his political party, the Republican Party, or GOP, after 40 years of the Democratic Party dominating Congress.

Personal life[change | change source]

He is also an author, professor, and a historian. Since quitting the House, Gingrich has become a political analyst, or someone who talks about current issues on television, radio, or in a newspaper. Gingrich has been a Fox News Network political analyst until his presidential campaign in 1988. He then joined the Cable News Network(CNN) as a political analyst after the campaign ended.[1] [2] He also cohosted Crossfire on CNN.[3]

In 2000, he married Callista Bisek.

2012 Election[change | change source]

Gingrich had ran for President in 2012.[4] On 2 May 2012, Gingrich ended his presidential campaign.

References[change | change source]

  1. CNN's biography of Gingrich
  2. Gingrich unloads on Fox News
  3. Newt Gingrich biography on Crossfire website
  4. King Jr., Neil (2011-03-03). "Gingrich Dips Toe in 2012 Waters". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2011-03-04.