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Newt Gingrich’s Education Background

Newt Gingrich is an American politician and former member of the US House of Representatives. He has also had careers as a professor, historian, and author. He is now a candidate for the Republican party’s nominee for the 2012 Presidential race. EDUinReview will now take a look at Gingrich’s education background.

Gingrich was born on June 17, 1943, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His name at birth was Newton Leroy McPherson. His parents are Kathleen and Newton Searies McPherson. The couple’s marriage did not last long and in 1946, his mother remarried an Army officer, Robert Gingrich, who then adopted Newt and gave him his last name. Kathleen and Robert had three daughters: Candace, Susan, and Roberta.

Since Robert was in the military, the family moved often and Newt attended many military academies, but graduated from Baker High School in Columbus, Georgia, in 1961. Gingrich attended Emory University, where he earned his B.A. in history in 1965. He then attended Tulane University, where he earned a PhD in modern European history in 1971. The year before, he accepted a position as an Assistant History Professor at the University of West Georgia. In 1974, he switched departments and began teaching in the geography department. He left the University of West Georgia in 1978 because the university could no longer keep as a faculty member without making him a tenured professor. In 1993, Gingrich again became a teacher when he taught Renewing American Civilization at Kennesaw State University.

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Tim Pawlenty’s Education Background

Tim Pawlenty is an American politician. Most recently, Pawlenty has served as the Governor of Minnesota from 2003 to 2011. He also served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003 and is a possible candidate for the Republican Party’s nominee for President of the USA in the 2012 election. EDUinReview will now take a look at his education background.

Pawlenty was born on November 27, 1960, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His parents are Virginia and Eugene Pawlenty. His mother died from cancer when he was only 16-years old. He attended South St. Paul High School and played ice hockey for the school’s junior varsity team.

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Ron Paul’s Education Background

Ron Paul is an American doctor and politician. He is currently a Republican Congressman for the state of Texas. He was a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, and then worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist during the 1960s and 1970s. He has been credited with being the “intellectual godfather” of the Tea Party movement and for clashing with both Republican and Democratic party leaders. EDUinReview will now take a look at Paul’s education background.

Paul was born on August 20, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents are Margaret and Howard Paul. He attended Dormont High School, where he was the 220-yard dash state champion during his junior year. After high school, Paul attended Gettysburg College and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology in 1957. During his undergraduate studies, he was also an active member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Four years later, Paul earned his M.D. degree from Duke University‘s School of Medicine. In 1963, he joined the United States Air Force and served as a flight surgeon until 1965. Later that year, he joined the United States Air National Guard. After finishing his career in the military service, Paul moved to Texas with his wife in order to pursue a medical career.

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Geraldine Ferraro’s Education Background

Geraldine Ferraro was an Italian-American attorney, politician and a Representative in the USA House of Representatives. She is possibly best known for being the first female Vice Presidential candidate  and the only Italian American to be a major-party nominee for this position; she ran with Walter Mondale. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this intelligent woman.

Geraldine was born on August 26, 1935 in Newburgh, New York. Her parents were Antonetta and Dominick Ferraro, both Italian immigrants. She had three older brothers, but two died during their childhoods. When she was eight, her father died of a heart attack, leaving her mother to raise the family as a single parent.

Geraldine attended Mount Saint Mary’s school until her family could not afford the school; she then attended the parochial Marymount Academy in Tarrytown, NY. She graduated from Marymount in 1952 and then received a scholarship to Marymount Manhattan College. In order to pay or her education, she used scholarship funds and also held up to three jobs at the same time. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English in 1956, making her the first woman in her family to earn a college degree.

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