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GINGRICH, Newton Leroy, a Representative from Georgia; born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County,
Pa., June 17, 1943; attended school at various military installations;
graduated from Baker High School, Columbus, Ga., 1961; B.A., Emory University,
Atlanta, Ga., 1965; M.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, La., 1968; Ph.D.,
same university, 1971; teacher, West Georgia College, Carrollton, 1970-1978;
elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the nine succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1999); reelected to the One Hundred
Sixth Congress but did not take his seat; minority whip (One Hundred First
through One Hundred Third Congresses); Speaker of the House (One Hundred Fourth
and One Hundred Fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for the Republican
presidential nomination in 2012.
BibliographyGingrich, Newt. Lessons Learned the Hard Way, A Personal
Report. New York: HarperCollins, 1998; Steely, Mel. The
Gentleman from Georgia: The Biography of Newt Gingrich. Macon, Ga.:
Mercer University Press, 2000.