>> Householder stripped of speaker post
An employee posted on Cain’s Instagram page:
“We’re heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord.”
He was hospitalized with COVID-19 less than two weeks after attending a rally for President Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Cain was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but he moved to Atlanta as a child.
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His bachelor’s degree in mathematics came from Morehouse College, followed by a master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University.
Cain’s work experience included time at Coca-Cola Company, but it was in the food service world that he became well known. He managed 400 Burger King restaurants before becoming the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza.
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He ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.
Years later, he became a strong Trump supporter, named by the 2020 campaign as the co-chair of Black Voices for Trump.