Herman Cain

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Herman Cain
Herman Cain by Gage Skidmore 4.jpg
Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
In office
January 1, 1995 – August 19, 1996
PresidentThomas M. Hoenig
Preceded byBurton Dole
Succeeded byDrue Jennings
Personal details
Born(1945-12-13)December 13, 1945
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedJuly 30, 2020(2020-07-30) (aged 74)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Cause of deathComplications from COVID-19
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Gloria Etchison (m. 1968)
Children2
EducationMorehouse College (BS)
Purdue University (MS)
WebsiteOfficial website

Herman Cain (December 13, 1945 – July 30, 2020) was an American businessman, politician and Baptist minister.[1]

He managed several businesses owned by Pillsbury, such as Burger King and Godfather's Pizza, which he ran from 1986 to 1996.

He was also head of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, Missouri. Cain started working in politics in 1994. He said that President Clinton's health care plan was bad for business. Some people credit him with stopping Clinton's health care plan.

He unsuccessfully ran for president in the 2000. Cain then ran for the U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2004, but he lost.

He was going to run for president in the Republican primaries of 2012. Cain won a couple of the Republican straw polls. In December 2011, Cain left the Presidential race. This was because several women accused him of sexual harassment.

Cain is African American and was from Memphis.

Cain went to a campaign rally of President Donald Trump in Tulsa on June 20 without wearing a mask or socially distancing.[2] He was hospitalized in Atlanta, Georgia and was diagnosed with COVID-19.[3] He died from the infection on July 30, 2020 at the age of 74.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Herman Cain's implausable story
  2. Solender, Andrew (July 2, 2020). "Herman Cain Hospitalized With COVID-19 After Attending Trump Tulsa Rally Maskless". Forbes. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  3. Breuninger, Kevin (July 2, 2020). "Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain hospitalized with Covid-19". CNBC. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  4. Herman Cain, Former C.E.O. and Presidential Candidate, Dies at 74