Gingrich, Newt

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Gingrich, Newt Gender: M
Newton Leroy McPherson
born on 17 June 1943 at 23:45 (= 11:45 PM )
Place Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 40n16, 76w53
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 26°03' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°11 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 19°19'

Newt Gingrich
photo: Original uploader was Simon Dodd at en.wikipedia, license gfdl


American politician who had a rapid rise to popularity in 1994 when he was named the first GOP Speaker of the House in 40 years, followed within two years by a downfall for indiscretion, lying to the House Committee and the illegal use of public funds. He has a reputation as a tart-tongued verbal congressional street-fighter who relishes a confrontation.

Born to teenage parents who separated soon after his birth, he was adopted by his mom's second husband whom she married when the boy was three. Both his father and adopted father were adopted themselves, and feeling rejection from both men, Newt had confusion about identity as a boy. Raised in a military household, he moved often with his dad's transfers. He discovered reading and immersed himself in words, remarking that he "became big words." His eyesight was so poor that he literally did not see people around him before the age of 12, when he got glasses. He always had a voracious appetite for learning and became a West Georgia college assistant history professor before pursuing a long quest for political power. He set a personal agenda of heroism, finding a way "to immerse my insecurities in a cause large enough to justify whatever I want it to."

Gingrich married Jackie Battley at 19, seven years his senior; they had two daughters, Kathy and Jackie Sue. Jackie worked to put him through school clear to his PhD. Articulate and driven, he was a pure pragmatist. With unstoppable energy, after only a few years on campus, he pushed for the presidency of the college. Those close to him say he has no dimmer switch - he's always either brilliantly full-on, or totally turned off.

He and Jackie entered marriage counseling but Newt continued to behave as though other people's rules did not apply to him. They divorced after 18 years of marriage with his reputation for episodic infidelities. After his divorce he married Marianne Ginther, 43, a business consultant.

In 1973 his political career officially began when he declared himself a candidate for Congress. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1978.

In 1995 he published his recent book "To Renew America."

In a surprising move, Gingrich resigned as Speaker of the House and announced that he would also resign from his role as state representative following the mid-term elections on 3 November 1998. As a further symbol of the changes in his life, Gingrich lost 30 to 40 lbs from his chunky physique. Not the most popular figure with the public, he'll need a P.R. overhaul before he has a realistic change of capturing the 2000 GOP nomination. His wife, Marianne, is dead-set against the possibility.

Marianne's take on the whole matter became irrelevant when Gingrich filed for divorce from her on 29 July 1999 in Cobb County, GA; they were married for 18 years. The couple separated on 10 May 1999, having had problems since Gingrich's resignation as Speaker of the House. His marriage to Marianne was his second; he divorced his first wife, Jackie, two years after his 1978 election to Congress. He acknowledged an affair with 23-year-younger Callista Bisek whom he started dating in 1993. They announced their engagement in May 2000 and married on 18 August 2000, Alexandria, Virginia.

After leaving politics in 1999, Gingrich became a business consultant and a fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institute. He has spent much of his time in Silicon Valley studying the intersection of business, technology and education. He still retains the dream he had of supplying a laptop to every child in America, seeing the computer as the teacher of the future.

He declared his intention to run for US President on May 9, 2011. However, a month later, his senior staff all walked out on him. He vowed that he would still be a viable candidate, and indeed he was. By the beginning of December 2011, he had surpassed his opponents in many polls in states holding upcoming primaries. On 2 May 2012, Gingrich ended his presidential campaign and endorsed front-runner Mitt Romney

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Clinton, Bill (born 19 August 1946)
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Huntsman, Jon (born 26 March 1960). Notes: Rivals in 2012 U.S. Republican primaries
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Santorum, Rick (born 10 May 1958). Notes: Rivals in 2012 U.S. Republican primaries


  • Relationship : Divorce dates 6 April 200 (greg.) (Finalized from Marianne)
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  • Work : New Job November 1978 (House of Representatives, Georgia)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1980 (Divorced Jackie)
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1993 (Began dating Callista Bisek)
  • Work : Gain social status 1994 (Peak of popularity)
  • Social : Great Publicity 1995 (Time magazine names him "Man of the Year")
  • Work : Retired 3 November 1998 (Resigned as State Rep, Speaker of House)
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  • Work : Retired 6 November 1998 (Announces he will not seek another term as Speaker)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 10 May 1999 (Separated from Marianne)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 6 April 2000 (Finalized from Marianne)
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  • Other Relationship May 2000 (Announced engagement to Callista Bisek)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 18 August 2000 (Third marriage; Calista Bisek)
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Source Notes

Frances McEvoy quotes "a telephone call to his office gave the information that he was born just before midnight according to his mom."

Eleanor Kimmel sends a clipping that reads, "Delivered in the middle of the night...after a labor of 24 hours."

Daniel Giamoria quotes the family for 3:00 AM (3/95)


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D.)
  • Family : Childhood : Adopted (Adopted by mom's second husband)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (First marriage 19 years, second, 18 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (23 years older than Callista)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Reputation for infidelities)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves (Move often as a kid)
  • Vocation : Business : Consultant
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Speaker of the House)