Last updated on: 9/4/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Newt Gingrich, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives (R-GA)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“We must embrace an all-of-the-above energy strategy of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, biofuels, wind, and oil shale if we are to achieve energy independence, lower gasoline prices, power a renewed boom in American manufacturing, and raise government revenues with no new taxes.”

“$2.50 Gallon Gasoline and Energy Independence,” www.humanevents.com, Feb. 15, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder, Center for Health Transformation, 2003-present
  • Founder, Gingrich Group (communications and consulting firm), 1999-present
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, 1999-present
  • Former Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
  • News and political analyst, Fox News Channel, 1999-Mar. 2, 2011
  • General Chairman, American Solutions for Winning the Future
  • Founding member, Project Vote Smart
  • Co-chairman, National Commission for Quality Long-term Care
  • Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Jan. 4, 1995 – Jan. 3, 1999
  • Minority Whip of the US House of Representatives, Mar. 20, 1989 – Jan. 3, 1995
  • US Representative (R-GA), Jan. 3, 1979 – Jan. 3, 1999
  • Member, House Administration Committee, Subcommittee on Procurement and Printing; Accounts 1993-1995
  • Member, House Joint Committee on Printing, 1993-1995
  • Professor, History and Environmental Studies, West Georgia College, 1970-1978
  • Southern Regional Director, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, 1968
Education:
  • PhD, Western European History, Tulane University, 1971
  • MA, Modern European History, Tulane University, 1968
  • BA, History, Emory University, 1965
Other:
  • Member of the Catholic Church since Jan. 2009 (formerly Baptist)
  • Married to Callista Gingrich nee Bisek (third marriage)
  • Has two daughters from his first marriage, Jackie and Kathy
  • Legal name is Newton Leroy Gingrich
  • Born in Harrisburg, PA on June 17, 1943
  • Honorary Chairman, NanoBusiness Alliance, 2000-present
  • Member, Terrorism Task Force, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Advisory board member, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
  • Advisory board member, Common Good
Quoted in:
  1. Will Increased Oil Drilling Help the US Solve Its Energy Crisis?