Newton Leroy Gingrich ( June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. A member of the Republican Party, he was the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district from 1979 until his resignation in 1999. In 2012, Gingrich was a candidate for the presidential nomination of his party. He has signed his book, Lessons Learned the Hard Way, Harper Collins, 1998. There is a dust jacket. The book is in good condition. Signed on the first page.