Gloria Etchison is the longtime wife of politician, businessman, author and radio host, Herman Cain –the same who was recommended by Trump for the Federal Reserve Board.
Gloria’s husband a former 2012 Republican presidential candidate seems an unlikely option for the Board as more Republican Senators vocalize their opposition.
The Memphis, Tennessee native born December 13, 1945; holds a B.S. Mathematics from Morehouse College and a M.S. Computer Science from Purdue University. He worked as a civilian employee for the Department of the Navy early in his career and began his corporative career at Coca-Cola. He is perhaps best known as the former chief executive of Godfather’s Pizza.
Check out interesting facts about the woman who has stayed by his side for decades.
#1 Gloria Etchison is his wife of 51-years
The two began dating ins the 60’s and were married four years later in 1968. The couple settled in Atlanta and have been inseparable since.
#2 They met during a chance encounter
Gloria Etchison met her future husband while attending college. At the time she was a freshman at Morris Brown College, and Cain was a sophomore at nearby Morehouse College. Cain says that he first saw Etchison on the street corner. He was in the grocery store where he had a part time job; she was walking down the street with a high school friend of Cain’s.
#3 She is a mother and grandmother
Together they raised two adult children Melanie born in 1971 and Vincent, born in 1977. They are also proud grandparents to at least three grandchildren.
#4 She has been a homemaker for most of her life
Gloria is described as a ‘warm, friendly and traditional wife’ –She spent some time working as a teacher and librarian but has been a homemaker for most of her life.
She volunteers at church, spends time with the couple’s children and grandchildren, and makes Sunday supper every week for the entire family.
#5 She avoids the spotlight
Etchinson has been supportive of her husband’s career. However, the longtime spouse has kept a low profile. She was nowhere to be seen in the runup to the 2012 elections. She has never given an interview, and rarely has joined her candidate husband at campaign events.
#6 She stood by his side during sex allegations
It’s safe to say she’s been loyal to her husband, she stood by his side when battled colon cancer and when he faced sexual harassment allegations in 2011. She even made her first TV interview to defend her husband.