DR. NEWTON LEROY Gingrich, more well-known as Newt Gingrich, was born on June 17, 1943, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Originally named Newton McPherson, Gingrich was renamed after his new father, Robert Gingrich, following his parents' separation soon after his birth. During his youth, Gingrich quickly developed a love of reading. His lobbying career began at the very young age of 10 when he joined a group of schoolchildren who went to the mayor's office in Harrisburg to ask for the establishment of a town zoo. In 1956, his family moved to Europe as a result of his father's military career; he went to school at U.S. military institutions in Orleans, France, and Stuttgart, Germany. In 1960, Gingrich and his family returned to Fort Benning, in Columbus, ...

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