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

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?