Newton Leroy Gingrich was born in 1943 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In 1979 he was elected to the House of Representatives, representing Georgia, and in 1995 he became Speaker of the House where he remained until 1999. As speaker, he had a very brash method that thoroughly pissed off a lot of people, but also gave him a very devoted following. He's written five books, including Contract with America and To Renew America and is currently the CEO of The Gingrich Group.