Speaker Newt Gingrich is well known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing a majority in the United States House of Representatives for the first time in forty years. He was a Republican candidate for president of the United States from 2011 to 2012.
Newt Gingrich is a Fox News contributor and the author of twenty-eight books, including 14 fiction and nonfiction New York Times best-sellers. He is a Senior Advisor at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, as well as a Senior Scientist at Gallup.
Newt and his wife, Callista, host and produce historical and public policy documentaries. Recent films include The First American and Divine Mercy.
Recognized internationally as an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs, Newt is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals. He also teaches officers from all five services as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Professor at the National Defense University. In addition, Newt served as a Member of the Defense Policy Board. He was a member of the Terrorism Task Force for the Council on Foreign Relations and he co-chaired the Task Force on U.N. Reform, a bipartisan Congressional effort to reform the United Nations.
Newt resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Callista.