BUSINESS MAN, ADVOCATE, PATRIOT Herman Cain grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with loving parents and little else; the son of two hard-working parents who knew that this hard work was the key to achieving their American Dreams. They worked hard and showed Herman that the American dream can come true. One of their dreams was to send their kids to college. Herman graduated from Morehouse, and his brother Thurman from Morris Brown College. Herman continued with his parent’s fine work ethic and his education by earning his Master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University while working full-time developing fire control systems for ships and fighter planes for the Department of the Navy. Though Herman enjoyed using his talents as a civilian employee for the Navy, he gravitated towards the culture of business. Herman enjoyed a corporate career that began Atlanta at Coca Cola and Pillsbury, then on to Burger King and Godfather's Pizza. He then was chosen by industry peers who named him President of the National Restaurant Association. More recently, he hosted a radio talk show, The Herman Cain show on Atlanta's WSB. Herman is most appreciative of the time he can spend with family and friends. His wife, Gloria and his children and grandchildren are the paramount joys in his life.