Congressman Phil Gingrey was born and raised in Augusta. After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, he moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech. Phil co-oped his way through college, and completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry. With a Bachelor's of Science degree from Georgia Tech, Phil returned home to Augusta to attend the Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Gingrey served his internship at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and his residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He also completed a rotation during this time at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus.
Upon completion of his medical training, Dr. Gingrey moved his young family to Marietta where he set up a pro-life OB-GYN practice. For 26 years, Phil built a successful practice and delivered more than 5,200 babies.
Phil has worked hard for the betterment of his community. He served on the Marietta city school board, where he was elected chairman three times. In 1998, Phil decided to run for state Senate. Phil won, and was re-elected in 2000 with 74 percent of the vote. Then in 2002, he was elected U.S. Congressman for Georgia's 11th District.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Gingrey is working to improve education, protect our nation, fight for the life of the unborn, and improve healthcare for all Americans. He is committed to lowering taxes for hardworking Georgians and protecting the traditional values so important to Northwest Georgia.
Congressman Gingrey currently serves on the Armed Services Committee, where he is Ranking Member of the Select Panel on Roles and Missions. Phil also serves as Ranking Member of the Science Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation. During his previous terms in Congress, Phil has also served on the Rules Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Phil and his wife, Billie, have been married for 37 years. They have been blessed with four children, Billy, Gannon, Phyllis and Laura Neill, and eight grandchildren. They attend St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marietta.