Newt Gingrich facts for kids
|58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives|
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 1999
|Preceded by||Tom Foley|
|Succeeded by||Dennis Hastert|
|House Minority Whip|
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
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1999
|Preceded by||John J. Flynt, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Johnny Isakon|
|Born||Newtown Leroy McPherson
June 17, 1943
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.
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.
Gingrich had ran for President in 2012. On 2 May 2012, Gingrich ended his presidential campaign.
2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign
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.
Images for kids
Rep. Gingrich meets with President Ronald Reagan, 1985.
Daily News cover with editorial cartoon by Ed Murawinski depicting Gingrich as an infant throwing a tantrum
Gingrich speaking at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana
Gingrich addressing the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
Gingrich at a political conference during his 2012 presidential bid, in Orlando, Florida
Speaker Newt Gingrich, Congressman Jay Kim and Ed Royce (R-Calif.) face North Korea from the Joint Security Area in 1997
Gingrich alongside wife Callista at a townhall in Derry, New Hampshire
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