Breaking: Herman Cain passes away

HermanCain.com is announcing that American business executive and former presidential candidate Herman Cain has passed away after complications of COVID-19. He was 74.

“We have heartbreaking news for you this morning, but please join us in celebrating our boss’s life,” was announced on his page.

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According to Wikimedia Commons, Cain was “an American business executive, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist.” He grew up in Georgia and graduated from Morehouse College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, going on to graduate with a master’s degree in computer science at Purdue University, while also working full-time for the U.S. Department of the Navy. Businesses that he held executive positions included the Pillsbury Company where he later became vice president,  Burger King and then chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. Cain also was the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Omaha Branch and later chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In 1995, he was appointed to the Kemp Commission, and in 1996, he served as a senior economic adviser to Bob Dole’s presidential campaign. From 1996 to 1999, Cain served as president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.

Cain was a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and was an attendee of Trump’s rally in Tulsa Okla. on June 20.

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