Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich
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Personal details
Born
Newtown Leroy McPherson

(1943-06-17) June 17, 1943 (age 76)
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. 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

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

References

  1. CNN's biography of Gingrich http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/gingrich.newt.html
  2. Gingrich unloads on Fox News http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/04/12/gingrich_unloads_on_fox_news_in_private_meeting___113818.html
  3. Newt Gingrich biography on Crossfire website http://crossfire.blogs.cnn.com/newt-gingrich/
  4. King Jr., Neil (2011-03-03). "Gingrich Dips Toe in 2012 Waters". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2011-03-04.

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