He has three half sisters...His mother’s marriage fell apart “days” after it took place in 1942 and he was born 9 months later in 1943, adopted by his stepfather Gingrich... I never knew he was not raised by his own father and didn’t realize it was his stepfather who had been the military officer.
“”Gingrich was born at the Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on June 17, 1943 as Newton Leroy McPherson. His mother, Kathleen “Kit” (née Daugherty; 19252003), and father, Newton Searles McPherson, married in September 1942, when she was 16 and McPherson was 19. The marriage fell apart within days. In 1946, his mother married Army officer Robert Gingrich (19251996), who adopted Newt. Gingrich has three younger half-sisters, Candace Gingrich, Susan Gingrich, and Roberta Brown.””
“”didnt realize it was his stepfather who had been the military officer.””
Sorry - that would be his father not stepfather, because he was adopted!