Senator Bob Corker, a former mayor of Chattanooga who was recently named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” was commemorated by having his face put on the $20 bill.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury was able to roll out the transition overnight, even retroactively applying the change to bills that had already been issued.
The depiction of Corker is from his younger days, when he bore a slightly bushier haircut and did not neatly trim his eyebrows.
The sudden redesign of the $20 bill comes at a time when it has been widely proposed to put on the bill the face of a woman who has great importance in American history.
The hip-hop community has quickly embraced the change, with new songs proclaiming “It’s all about the Corkers.”