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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
June 17, 1943 (1943-06-17) (age 75)
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

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. He also cohosted Crossfire on CNN.

2012 Election

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

2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign

President Trump, Newt Gingrich, and Callista Gingrich 2017
Gingrich and his wife alongside President Donald Trump, 24 October 2017

Gingrich supported Trump more quickly than many other establishment Republicans. After having consulted for Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, Gingrich encouraged his fellow Republicans to unify behind Trump, who had by then become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Gingrich reportedly figured among Trump's final three choices to be his running mate; the position ultimately went to Governor of Indiana Mike Pence.

Following Trump's victory in the presidential election, speculation arose concerning Gingrich as a possible Secretary of State, or Chief of Staff, or advisor. Eventually, Gingrich announced that he would not be serving in the cabinet. He stated that he didn't have the interest in serving in any role related to the Trump administration, stressing that as a private citizen he would engage with individuals for "strategic planning" rather than job-seeking.

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