• Awards:

    Science Coalition's first Science Pioneer award, 2001,
    Time Magazine's Man of the Year, 1995,
    Legislative Conservationist of the Year, Georgia Wildlife Federation, 1998

    Georgia Citizen of the Year, March of Dimes, 1995

  • Date of Wedding Anniversary:

    2000

  • Father's Name:

    Newton C. McPherson Jr.-biological father

    Robert Gingrich-stepfather

  • Father's Occupation:

    Mechanic

    Stepfather's Occupation-Career soldier

  • Favorite Book:

    Lincoln at Cooper Union by Harold Holzer, The Eloquent President by Ronald C. White Jr., Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fisher, The Effective Executive by Peter Druker, Moneyball by Michael Lewis, New Rules for the New Economy by Kevin Kelly, The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, Lincoln by Gore Vidal, Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Shogun by James Clavell, Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood, The Godfather by Mario Puzo, The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, Advise and Consent by Allen Drury, Caesar at the Rubicon by Theodore H. White

  • Favorite Quote:

    "The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country." - Lincoln's Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862

    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - Ronald Reagan

    "If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again." - Ronald Reagan

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." - Albert Einstein

    "Real change requires REAL change."

  • Favorite Sport:

    Football

  • Hobbies or Special Talents:

    Reading, writing, visiting zoos in different cities, going for walks, paleontology, science, politics, football, history, management theory

  • Mother's Name:

    Kathleen "Kit" Daugherty

  • Number of Grandchildren:

    2

  • Publications:

    Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America, To Renew America, Lessons Learned the Hard Way, Saving Lives and Saving Money, Window of Opportunity, The Art of Transformation, and his latest, Rediscovering God in America. Gettysburg, Grant Comes East, Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant the Final Fictory, 1945, Pearl Harbor, A Novel of December the 8

 

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