You may best remember Newt Gingrich as the former House Speaker from 1995-1999, but there’s probably a lot about the GOP presidential candidate you might not know. For instance, why is he called Newt? Well, The Fiscal Times has you covered, in an article discussing some facts about the current GOP frontrunner you might not know.
1. Before being elected to Congress, he was a professor
Specifically, he taught history and environmental studies at West Georgia College for eight years. His educational background, not surprisingly, is in history. He has a bachelor’s in history from Emory University, and earned his master’s and doctorate from Tulane. Read