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Newt Gingrich

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Birthday
17, 1943
Birthplace
Harrisburg, PA
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace
Harrisburg, PA

About

Republican Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999, when he resigned in disgrace after being disciplined by the House for an ethics violations. He ran an unsuccessful bid for President in 2012 in which he infamously expressed a desire to build a colony on the moon.

Before Fame

He earned an M.A. and PhD in education from Tulane University in New Orleans before losing a bid to represent Georgia's 6th congressional district in 1974.

Trivia

While he was House speaker, the House enacted welfare reform, passed a capital gains tax cut in 1997, and in 1998 passed the first balanced budget since 1969.

Family Life

He married his third wife, Callista Gingrich, in 2000 and he has two daughters named Jackie Gingrich Cushman and Kathy Lubbers. His half-sister is Candace Gingrich-Jones, an LGBT activist.

Associated With

He ran against Mitt Romney for the Republican bid in the 2012 presidential election.