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Newt Gingrich
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58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 1999
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byTom Foley
Succeeded byDennis Hastert
House Minority Whip
In office
March 20, 1989 – January 3, 1995
LeaderRobert H. Michel
Preceded byDick Cheney
Succeeded byDavid E. Bonior
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1999
Preceded byJohn J. Flynt, Jr.
Succeeded byJohnny Isakon
Personal details
Born
Newtown Leroy McPherson

June 17, 1943 (1943-06-17) (age 77)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
OccupationAmerican politician

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

Early life

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

Political career

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

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.

2012 Election

Gingrich had ran for President in 2012.[1] On 2 May 2012, Gingrich ended his presidential campaign.

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