Newt Gingrich

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Newt Gingrich is a former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, New York Times bestselling author, and TIME magazine’s 1995 Man of the Year. Called “the indispensable leader” by the Washington Times, he is the architect of the Contract with America, which led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. House for the first time in forty years. Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, and the first tax cut in sixteen years.

As an author, Speaker Gingrich has published twenty-three books, including thirteen fiction and non-fiction New York Times bestsellers. Non-fiction books include his latest, A Nation Like No Other, as well as To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine. He is also the author of a series of historical fiction books, including Gettysburg, 1945, Pearl Harbor, and his most recent, Valley Forge. These novels are active history studies in the lessons of warfare based on fictional accounts of historical wartime battles and their aftermaths.

He received his B.A. from Emory University and a Master’s and Doctorate in Modern European History from Tulane University. Before his election to Congress in 1978, he taught History and Environmental Studies at West Georgia College for eight years.

Newt Gingrich is chair of the Gingrich Group, a communications and consulting firm that specializes in transformational change, with offices in Atlanta and Washington, DC. In addition, he serves as a member of the Defense Policy Board and is on the Terrorism Task Force for the Council on Foreign Relations. He founded and chaired several policy think tanks, including American Solutions for Winning the Future and the Center for Health Transformation.

Recently, Speaker Gingrich was named co-chair of the UN Task Force, a bi-partisan Congressional effort to reform the United Nations.