Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will announce he is taking a formal step towards a run for the White House this week. Click through the gallery to learn about Gingrich's career before, during, and after his time in Congress.
Gingrich meets with reporters in Washington on March 1, 1979. Gingrich joined Congress that January as a freshman Republican from Georgia. He came to the Hill from academia, working as an assistant professor of history at what was then West Georgia College.
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