Newton Leroy GINGRICH, Congress, GA (1943)


GINGRICH, Newton Leroy, a Representative from Georgia; born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., June 17, 1943; attended school at various military installations; graduated from Baker High School, Columbus, Ga., 1961; B.A., Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., 1965; M.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, La., 1968; Ph.D., same university, 1971; teacher, West Georgia College, Carrollton, 1970-1978; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1999); reelected to the One Hundred Sixth Congress but did not take his seat; minority whip (One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses); Speaker of the House (One Hundred Fourth and One Hundred Fifth Congresses).


Gingrich, Newt. Lessons Learned the Hard Way, A Personal Report. New York: HarperCollins, 1998; Steely, Mel. The Gentleman from Georgia: The Biography of Newt Gingrich. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2000.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present