Newt Gingrich was the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999 and the key architect of the Republican victory of both houses of Congress in 1994, after forty years in the minority. Gingrich was first elected to Congress in 1978 where he served the 6th District of Georgia for twenty years. His experiences as the son of a career soldier convinced him at an early age to dedicate his life to his country and to the protection of freedom. He received his bachelor’s degree from Emory University and master’s and doctorate in Modern European History from Tulane University. Before his election to Congress, he taught history and environmental studies at West Georgia College for eight years. A prolific writer and commentator, Gingrich’s most recent work is the thriller political novel Duplicity (with Pete Earley). Viewers can stay up-to-date with Gingrich’s activities via his newsletter, which one can sign up for here.
(Bio adapted from Politico).