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David Warnick papers

Identifier: POL-0032

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes the papers of David Warnick related to his employment with Representative Newt Gingrich and his involvement with conservative politics in the United States. Materials include clippings (which are mainly opinion pieces written by Warnick) as well as memoranda on Gingrich's political operation. Also included is a 2011 fax transmittal form to Craig Shirley in which he discusses Gingrich's "willingness to think in process terms."


  • 1978, 1980, 2011

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use note

All rights transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Born in 1954 in Idaho, David Warnick attended college at the University of Idaho, where he served as student body president. Brought in from out of state by Newt Gingrich, Warnick served as press secretary on Gingrich's successful 1978 campaign for the US House of Representatives. He served as administrative assistant, executive assistant, and chief of staff to Gingrich from 1979 to 1983. In 1983, he began working for US Senator Paul Trible (R-VA), and then worked on two unsuccessful congressional campaigns, for Bill Allen in California and Ron Freeman in Missouri. He later served as a staff pastor for three churches, most recently at New Life Church in Hayden, Idaho.


0.03 Linear feet (1 folder)




Papers of David Warnick, former staffer for Representative Newt Gingrich, including clippings and office memoranda.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by David Warnick, February 2019.

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Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States