Former Speaker of the U.S. House
“I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States, because I believe we can return America to hope and opportunity, to full employment, to real security, to an American energy program, to a balanced budget.”
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Family: Callista Gingrich (wife); Children: Two daughters with Jackie Battley (first wife)
Alma Mater: Bachelor’s degree, Emory University, 1965; master’s degree, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1968; doctoral degree, Tulane University, 1971.
Religion: Roman Catholic (formerly Baptist; converted in March 2009)
Current job: Chairman, American Solutions for Winning the Future; college professor
Previous experience: Has never run for president
ABC NEWS Video: Gingrich announcement presidential campaign, May 11, 2011.
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