Former Speaker Newt Gingrich

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Told the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal in late December 1998 that, "For the next few years, I want to stay in private industry."            


Newt Gingrich, Republican, of Marietta, Georgia.
Current Starting up a consulting company, Gingrich Enterprises, based in Roswell, Georgia. 
Starting up a new PAC, Friends of Newt Gingrich Political Action Committee. 
Speaking tour. 
Career Following the 1998 elections, Gingrich decided not to seek re-election to the Speakership.  He left Congress in January 1999, after representing Georgia's 6th congressional district (Cobb County and northern suburbs of Atlanta) since the 1978 election.  
Elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in January 1995 after leading Republicans to a majority in the 1994 elections. 
Chaired GOPAC, a political action committee, from 1986-94. 
House Republican Whip, 1989-94. 
Elected to the House in 1978, after unsuccessful runs in 1974 and 1976. 
Taught History and Environmental Studies at West Georgia College for eight years. 
Activities Co-founder of Earning By Learning, a program that rewards underprivileged children for reading. 
Very active with Habitat for Humanity. 
Active with Zoo Atlanta.  He "has personally donated an endanger black rhinoceros and two endangerd Komodo dragons to it." 
Author: Lessons Learned the Hard Way (April 1998, HarperCollins); with William Fortschen 1945 (fiction, 1995, Baen Publishing Enterprises); To Renew America (1995, HarperCollins); with Dick Armey Contract With America (1994, Times Books); with wife Marianne and David Drake Window of Opportunity (1984, Tom Doherty Assoc.). 
Education Emory University, B.A. 1965.  Tulane University, M.A. 1968; Ph.D. in Modern European History, 1971. 
Family Married wife Marianne in 1981.  Two grown children, Jackie and Kathy, from previous marriage.   
Age 55 years old.  Born June 17, 1943 in Hummelstown, PA, son of Kathleen "Kit" Gingrich and Lt. Col. Robert Gingrich, a career Army officer.  

David Maraniss and Michael Weisskopf, "Tell Newt to Shut Up!"--Simon & Schuster, 1996. 

Elizabeth Drew, Showdown: The Struggle Between the Gingrich Congress and the Clinton White House--Touchstone Books, 1997. (paper edition) 

P.F. Bentley. Newt: Inside the Revolution--Rutledge Hill Press, 1995. 

Frontline's 1/16/96 program 

Time's 1995 "Man of the Year" 

by Newt Gingrich 
Lessons Learned the Hard Way--HarperCollins, April 1998. 

with William Fortschen, 1945 [fiction]--Baen Publishing Enterprises, 1995. 

To Renew America--HarperCollins, 1995. 

with U.S. Rep. Dick Armey, Contract With America--Times Books, 1994. 

with wife Marianne and David Drake, Window of Opportunity--Tom Doherty Assoc., 1984. 


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