Former Chairman of Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City Herman Cain Dies

Posted on 07/30/2020


Herman Cain, aged 74, died from complications from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Cain went to an Atlanta hospital for treatment on July 1, 2020, according to his staff. Former Cain staffer Ellen Carmichael tweeted in the morning of July 30, 2020, “I’m very saddened to learn of the passing of my former boss, Herman Cain. I’m bracing for the cruelty online about how he deserved to get COVID and die because of his politics. We’re living in a dark time. But, they didn’t know him. I did.”

In the late 1990s, Cain was CEO of the National Restaurant Association. Cain served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Cain was diagnosed in 2006 with stage 4 colon cancer that metastasized to his liver and had survived from it. Herman Cain ran for U.S. President in 2012.

Keywords: Federal Reserve System.