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Gingrich, Newton Leroy

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Born: 1943 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Politician, Professors

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1943 - Gingrich was born Newton McPherson in Dauphin, Pennsylvania on the 17th of June.

 

1961 - He graduated from Baker High School, Columbus, Georgia after attending school at various military installations.

 

1962 - He married Jackie Battley.

 

1965 - He attended and received his bachelor's degree from Emory University in Atlanta.

 

1968 - He received his master's degree from Tulane University.

 

1970 - He worked as a professor at West Georgia College in Carrollton, Georgia.

 

1971 - He received his Ph.D in Modern European History from Tulane University.

 

1979 - He was elected as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 6th congressional district.

 

1981 - He co-founded the Congressional Military Reform Caucus as well as the Congressional Space Caucus.

 

1983 - He founded the Conservative Opportunity Society and the expulsion of fellow representatives Dan Crane and Gerry Studds for their roles in the Congressional Page sex scandal.

 

1986 - He became General Chairman of Gopac.

 

1989 - Gingrich was appointed House Minority Whip after Dick Cheney became Secretary of Defense.

 

1994 - He drafted the Contract of America, a list of campaign promises given as intended acts of Congress.

 

1995 - He was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on the 4th of January serving for two years. He wrote the book entitled To Renew America.

 

1997 - He was re-elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on the 7th of January serving for another two years.

 

1998 - He became a senior fellow at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute.

 

2005 - Gingrich and his third wife Callista established the Newt L. and Callista L. Gingrich Scholarship for instrumental music majors at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.


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