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This Day in Georgia History

January 04, 1995

Gingrich Elected Speaker

Newt Gingrich was formally elected Speaker of the House, becoming the first Republican speaker in forty years. Gingrich also was the third Georgian to serve as Speaker of the House, following in the steps of Charles Crisp (1892-1896) and Howell Cobb (1850-1851).

To view an image of Newt Gingrich, see the Digital Library of Georgia.
Gingrich Elected Speaker View large image
Source: United States Congress