Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Newt Gingrich served as a Member of Congress for 20 years and as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-1999.
He is widely recognized as the chief architect of the Republican Contract with America and the key strategist and leader behind the 1994 Republican victory, which created the first GOP majority in Congress in 40 years, and the 1996 and 1998 victories that retained that majority for the first time in 74 years.
Since retiring from politics, Mr. Gingrich founded The Gingrich Group, an Atlanta-based communications and management-consulting firm, which he heads as CEO.
He also serves as a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC and as a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He is currently a political analyst for the Fox News Channel.
Newt is also on the Board of Directors at the Internet Policy Institute and the Advisory Board of the Museum of the Rockies. The former Speaker of the House was named a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the National Defense University in February 2001.
Before his election to Congress, Newt taught History and Environmental Studies at West Georgia College for eight years.
He is recognized worldwide as an expert on world history, military issues and international affairs and is a member of the Senior Advisory Board of the United States Commission on National Security/21st Century that produced a series of reports that document the our national security challenges as far out as 2025.
Mr. Gingrich is the author of five books, including the best-sellers, “Contract with America” and “To Renew America.”