Newt Gingrich

Gingrich photoScripps College invites you to an evening with former Speaker of  U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich as part of the annual Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program. Priority seating in Garrison Theater will be given to members of the Scripps community with their Scripps ID. All other seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact the Office of Public Events at (909) 607-9372.

About the Speaker

Newt Gingrich was first elected to Congress in 1978 where he served for twenty years. In 1995, he was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and became well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America.” He was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 1995 for his leading role in returning the U.S. House majority to the Republican Party for the first time in 40 years.

Gingrich realized early in his life the importance of understanding the past in order to protect the future, and he immersed himself in the study of history, receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Emory University and Master’s and Doctorate in Modern European History from Tulane University. Before his election to Congress, he taught History and Environmental Studies at West Georgia College for eight years.

Widely recognized for his commitment to a better system of health for all Americans, Gingrich currently serves as co-chairman of the National Commission for Quality Long-term Care. He is recognized internationally as an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs. He was recently named co-chair of the UN Task Force, a bi-partisan Congressional effort to reform the United Nations. Gingrich is also widely recognized for his commitment to the environment and to the advancement of a new, common-sense environmentalism. He was the recipient of the Science Coalition’s Science Pioneer Award, given to him for his outstanding contributions to educating the public about science and its benefits to society.

A strong advocate of volunteerism, Gingrich has long championed the positive impact every individual can have on society. He has raised millions of dollars for charity, donating both time and money to many causes, including Habitat for Humanity, United Cerebral Palsy, and the American Cancer Society.

As an author, Gingrich has published 20 books, including 10 fiction and non-fiction The New York Times best-sellers. Non fiction books include Real Change: The Fight for America’s Future; A Contract with the Earth; Lessons in Leadership: Some Learned the Hard Way; and 5 Principles for a Successful Life: From Our Family to Yours, co-authored with his daughter, Jackie Cushman Gingrich.

Gingrich resides in Virginia with his wife. Their family includes two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.