Herman Cain Biography
Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is an American politician and author, business executive, radio host, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist from Georgia. He was a candidate for the 2012 U.S. Republican Party presidential nomination.
Cain grew up in Georgia and graduated from Morehouse College in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Cain pursued graduate studies at Purdue University and graduated with a Master of Science in Computer Science in 1971, while also working full-time for the U.S. Department of the Navy. In 1977, he joined Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis where he later became vice president. During the 1980s, his success as a business executive at Burger King prompted Pillsbury Company to appoint him as chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, in which capacity he served from 1986 to 1996.
Family and Herman Cain personal life
Herman Cain was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lenora (Davis) Cain, a cleaning woman and domestic worker, and Luther Cain Jr., who was raised on a farm and worked as a barber and janitor, as well as a chauffeur for The Coca-Cola Company president Robert W. Woodruff. Cain has said that as he was growing up, his family was “poor but happy.” Cain related that his mother taught him about her belief that “success was not a function of what you start out with materially, but what you start out with spiritually.” His father worked three jobs to own his own home—something he achieved during Cain’s childhood—and to see his two sons graduate.
Cain grew up on the west side of Atlanta, Georgia, attending school and the Rev. Cameron M. Alexander’s Antioch Baptist Church North in the neighborhood now known as The Bluff. Eventually Cain’s father saved enough money and the family moved to a modest brick home on Albert Street in the Collier Heights neighborhood. He attended Archer (public) High School, graduating in 1963.
Cain married Gloria Cain (née Etchison), of Atlanta, soon after her graduation from Morris Brown College in 1968. Gloria Cain is a homemaker, with experience as a teacher and a librarian. The couple have two children and three grandchildren.
Cain also serves as an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta, which he joined at the age of 10. The church is part of the National Baptist Convention and is politically liberal and theologically conservative; the church’s senior pastor, Rev. Cameron M. Alexander, did not share Cain’s political philosophy.
Education and Herman Cain career
Cain received a master of science in computer science from Purdue University in 1971 while he also worked full-time as a ballistics analyst for the U.S. Department of the Navy as a civilian.
Herman Cain Burger King
At age 36 Cain was assigned in the 1980s to analyze and manage 400 Burger King stores in the Philadelphia area. At the time, Burger King was a Pillsbury subsidiary. Under Cain, his region posted strong improvement in three years. Herman always seemed to have his act together.” At Burger King, Cain “established the BEAMER program, which taught our employees, mostly teenagers, how to make our patrons smile” by smiling themselves. It was a success: “Within three months of the program’s initiation, the sales trend was moving steadily higher.”
Herman Cain Fed Seat
President Trump intends to nominate former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain for a position on the Federal Reserve Board, according to people familiar with his thinking.
Mr. Cain’s name has been floated for a position on the board before, but the talks appeared to be more serious this time. Axios reported earlier Thursday that Mr. Cain was still being considered for the position.
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