Newt Gingrich

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Newt Gingrich
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President of the United States
Former Candidate
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 1999
Prior offices
US House of Representatives
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1999
Bachelor'sEmory University
Master'sTulane University
Ph.D.Tulane University
Date of birthJune 17, 1943
Place of birthHarrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Newton Leroy “Newt" Gingrich (born June 17, 1943) was a 2012 Republican candidate for President of the United States.


Gingrich was the author of the “Contract with America" and served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from January 4, 1995 – January 3, 1999. After resigning from Congress in 1999, Gingrich wrote several books and has served as a political commentator and consultant.[1]


  • BA, Emory University
  • Masters, Modern European History, Tulane University, 1968
  • Doctorate, Modern European History, Tulane University, 1971



See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Gingrich was a candidate for President of the United States in 2012. He officially announced his candidacy in May 2011 via Facebook and Twitter.[2] He suspended his campaign in May 2012 and endorsed Mitt Romney.[3]


Gingrich has been married three times. He had two children with his first wife, Jackie. He remarried in 1981 to Marianne Ginther, who he divorced in 1999. Gingrich and his current wife, Callista, married in 2000.[1]

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