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Congressman Newt Gingrich served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999, having represented Georgia's Sixth District in Congress for 20 years. He is famous for co-authoring the "Contract with America" while serving in the House of Representatives. Gingrich also founded the 527 group, American Solutions for Winning the Future, in 2007. Gingrich was a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination. Prior to his political career Gingrich taught at West Georgia College and received his PhD from Tulane University.