46 Facts About Herman Cain


Herman Cain was an American businessman and Tea Party movement activist within the Republican Party.


Herman Cain then earned a master's degree in computer science at Purdue University while working full-time for the US Department of the Navy.


Herman Cain was chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Omaha Branch from 1989 to 1991.


Herman Cain was deputy chairman, from 1992 to 1994, and then chairman until 1996, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.


From 1996 to 1999, Herman Cain served as president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.


Herman Cain remained active in the Republican Party, and was a co-chairman of Black Voices for Trump in the 2020 election cycle.


Herman Cain died from COVID-19 on July 30,2020, at the age of 74.

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Herman Cain was born on December 13,1945, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lenora Davis Cain, a cleaning woman and domestic worker, and Luther Cain, who was raised on a farm and worked as a barber and janitor, as well as a chauffeur for Robert W Woodruff, the president of The Coca-Cola Company.


In 1967, Herman Cain graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics.


At age 36, Herman Cain was assigned to analyze and manage 400 Burger King stores in the Philadelphia area.


Herman Cain served as chairman of the board of the Omaha Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from January 1,1989, to December 31,1991.


Herman Cain became a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1992.


Herman Cain served as deputy chairman from January 1,1992, to December 31,1994, and then as its chairman until August 19,1996, when he resigned to become active in national politics.


Herman Cain left Godfather's Pizza in 1996 and moved to the District of Columbia, From 1996 to 1999 he served as CEO of the National Restaurant Association, a trade group and lobbying organization for the restaurant industry, on whose board of directors he had previously served.


Herman Cain's lobbying work for the association led to a number of connections to Republican lawmakers and politicians.


Herman Cain wrote a syndicated op-ed column, which was distributed by the North Star Writers Group.


From 2008 to February 2011, Cain hosted The Herman Cain Show on Atlanta talk radio station WSB.


On January 19,2012, Herman Cain began working for WSB again by providing daily commentaries, while occasionally filling in for Erick Erickson and Neal Boortz.


Herman Cain took over Boortz's radio talk show on January 21,2013, upon Boortz's retirement.


On February 15,2013, Fox News Channel announced Herman Cain would join the network as a contributor.


In March 2019, Herman Cain was a panelist on a Watter's World episode.


Herman Cain acknowledged that the nomination process would be "more cumbersome" for him due to his "unusual career".


Herman Cain initially stated that he was not considering withdrawing his name from consideration for the seat.


In 1994, as president-elect of the National Restaurant Association, Herman Cain challenged President Bill Clinton on the costs of the employer mandate contained within the Health Security Act and criticized the effect on small businesses.


Herman Cain is the president of Godfather's Pizza and president-elect of the National Restaurant Association.

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An articulate entrepreneur, Herman Cain transformed the debate when he challenged Clinton at a town meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.


Herman Cain asked the president what he was supposed to say to the workers he would have to lay off because of the cost of the "employer mandate".


Herman Cain was a senior economic adviser to the Bob Dole presidential campaign in 1996.


Herman Cain briefly ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000.


Herman Cain later said in looking back at the effort that it was more about making political statements than winning the nomination.


In 2004 Herman Cain ran for the US Senate in Georgia and did not win in the primaries.


Herman Cain was pursuing the seat that came open with the retirement of Democrat Zell Miller.


Herman Cain sought the Republican nomination, facing congressmen Johnny Isakson and Mac Collins in the primary.


Herman Cain continued to receive honoraria for speaking at AFP events until he announced his campaign for the Republican nomination.


In 2006, Cain voiced several radio ads encouraging people of color to vote Republican; the ads were funded by a group called America's PAC and its founder J Patrick Rooney.


Herman Cain announced the formation of an exploratory committee on January 12,2011, before formally announcing his candidacy on May 21 in Atlanta.


Herman Cain acknowledged that the restaurant organization made financial settlements to the complainants.


On November 28,2011, Herman Cain asserted that a woman named Ginger White claimed to have had an affair with him and that the allegation was not true.


On January 4,2012, Herman Cain announced the "Herman Cain's Solutions Revolution".


For President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, the Tea Party Express chose Herman Cain to give its second annual response.


Herman Cain married Gloria Etchison of Atlanta, soon after her graduation from Morris Brown College in 1968.


Herman Cain served as an associate minister at the Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta, which he joined at the age of 10.


In 2006, Herman Cain was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer and metastasis to his liver, with a 30 percent chance of survival.


Herman Cain opposed masking and social distancing mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Herman Cain attended the 2020 Trump Tulsa rally on June 20 and was photographed not wearing a face mask in a crowd who were not wearing masks.

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Herman Cain died of complications from COVID-19 on July 30,2020, at the age of 74.