Newt Gingrich Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More



Real NameNewton Leroy McPherson
ProfessionPolitician, Businessman, Historian & Writer
PartyRepublican Party
Political Journey • In 1974, he became Republican candidate in Georgia's 6th congressional district and lost to Democrat Jack Flynt by 2770 votes.
• In the 1976 House Elections, he lost by 5100 votes.
• In the 1978 House Elections, he defeated Democratic State Senator Virginia Shapard by 7500 votes and was re-elected 6 times form Virginia.
• In 2005 and 2007, he desired to run for the 2008 Republican Presidential Nomination.
• On 11 May 2011, he announced to seek the GOP nomination in 2012.
• On 2 May 2012, he suspended his campaign and endorsed Mitt Romney.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 190 cm
in meters- 1.9 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 2½”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 92 kg
in Pounds- 203 lbs
Eye ColourHazel
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of BirthJune 17, 1943
Age (as in 2016)73 Years
Birth PlaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownHummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States
SchoolBaker High School, Columbus, Georgia
CollegeEmory University, Atlanta, United States
Tulane University, New Orleans, United States
Educational QualificationsB.A. degree in history from Emory University, Atlanta, United States
M.A. (1968) and a Ph.D. in European history (1971), both from Tulane University, New Orleans, United States
DebutIn 1974 as a Republican candidate in Georgia's 6th congressional district
FamilyFather- Newton McPherson (Biological), Robert Gingrich (step)
Mother- Kathleen Daughterty
Brother- Randy McPherson (half)
Sisters- Candace Gingrich (half), Susan Gingrich (half), Roberta Brown Gingrich (half)
ReligionRoman Catholicism (Southern Baptist before 2009)
EthnicityGerman, Scottish, and Irish
AddressNewt Gingrich
Gingrich Productions
4501 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22203
HobbiesReading Science Fictions and Journals, Writing
Controversies• He was criticized for seeking divorce from his first wife because of her cancer disease.
• In 1995, he was criticized for Ethics Scandal.
Favorite Things
Favorite WriterRaymond Ditmars
Favorite SubjectScience
Favorite FoodUber-Gourmet, Big Mac, Ice Creams, Diet Coke
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsJackie Battley, Teacher (1962-1980)
Anne Manning, Librarian (1977)
Marianne Ginther (1980-1993)
Callista Bisek (2000-present)
WifeJackie Battley, Teacher (married 1962)
Marianne Ginther (married 1981)
Callista Bisek (married August 2000)
ChildrenSon- N/A
Daughters- Kathy Lubbers, Jackie Gingrich Cushman
Money Factor
Net Worth$7 Million (approx.)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Newt Gingrich

  • Does Newt Gingrich smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Newt Gingrich drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born as Newton Leroy McPherson at the Harrisburg hospital in Pennsylvania.
  • His father was 19 and his mother was 16 when they married in September 1942.
  • Soon after the marriage, his parents separated and his mother married to an Army Officer Robert Gingrich who adopted Newt as his son.
  • He was raised mostly in Hummelstown and on military bases where his adopted father Robert Gingrich was stationed.
  • During his junior year in high school in 1960, he moved to Georgia at Fort Benning along with his family.
  • He developed interest in politics since his teen years and also visited the site of the Battle of Verdun to learn the sacrifice and importance of political leadership.
  • In 1985, he regretted his decision not to serve in the military.
  • In 1969-70, he spent 6 months in Brussels for working on his dissertation- “Belgian Education Policy in the Congo 1945–1960”.
  • In 1970, he joined as an assistant professor in the History department at the West Georgia College.
  • He moved to the department of Geography in 1974 and proved instrumental in establishing an interdisciplinary environmental studies program.
  • In 1978, he left the college and was elected to Congress.
  • He is known for leading the Republican Revolution in 1988.
  • He became the 1st Republican Speaker of the House in 40 years after the 1994 mid-term elections.
  • He 1998, he pushed for Bill Clinton’s impeachment in Monica Lewinsky case.
  • In 1999, he left Congress and started a number of for-profit companies.
  • In 2007, he established Gingrich Productions’, which is headed by his wife Callista Gingrich. They host & produce historical documentaries, write books and also make television and radio appearances.
  • He has a great interest in animals and is also a dinosaur enthusiast. newt-gingrich-animal-lover
  • Since 1982, he has authored/co-authored 18 non-fiction books.
  • In 2010, his production company- Gingrich Productions’, produced a documentary film- Nine Days that Changed the World. nine-days-that-changed-the-world