The Huemer Lip
Men of the
Huemer family (our branch of it, anyhow) tend to have long upper
lips. The trait is illustrated in this caricature of RMH by Milt
Banta. We feel the artist exaggerated somewhat.
Anthony Huemer (AAH) [firstname.lastname@example.org]: Allen was
born in Los Angeles and spent his early years in North Hollywood,
with his parents Richard Martin and Polly, and his older brothers
Richard and David. He studied anthropology and archaeology as an
undergraduate. His terminal studies were in political philosophy. He
has been Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of
Hawaii, Chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences program at Fort
Peck Community College, and has taught philosophy and American
antiquities at Central Wyoming College. Until recently, he served as the Staff
Development Director at the Wyoming State Training School in Lander, Wyoming.
David Alexander Huemer (DAH) was born in
Los Angeles, California on November 10, 1937, the second of three
children of Dick and Polly Huemer. He earned his B.A. from Pomona
College, where he met his future wife
Barbara Arundel. He then pursued graduate studies in mathematics at
Oregon State U. in Eugene. With his concentration on computer science, he
soon landed a job managing a data-processing center for VISA. He
ultimately rose to the Vice-Presidency of that corporation. Subsequently
he headed AirPlus, a credit-card company operated by a consortium of
European airlines. He died in Hoboken, NJ, in 1992 of heart
"Polly" Huemer (MPH) [1902-1999] was born on July
2, 1902 in Bronx, NY, to Peter Prevosto and Marie Bonenfant Prevosto.
Polly attended Cornell University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1929.
She was associated with a graduate school of social work in New York
City prior to her marriage in 1931 to animation pioneer Dick Huemer.
In her own eyes, her proudest achievement was inspiring the love of
learning in three sons who distinguished themselves in diverse
fields. She spent her later years in mentoring young people and in
service to the community as a Public Library volunteer.
Michael Brent Huemer
A native of Southern California, Michael is the second son of
Richard and Gloria Huemer. In high school, he was an
enthusiastic member of the debate team; upon graduation, he was awarded
his school’s mathematics prize. He earned his B.A. in philosophy from U.C. Berkeley in
1992 and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers in 1998. He is
presently an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of
Colorado, Boulder. His first book, Skepticism and the Veil of
Perception, was published in July,
Eric Huemer (PEH) [email@example.com]:
was born to Richard Peter and
Gloria Wong on June 17, 1967. He grew up in Calabasas
Hills, Calif. and earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering at UCLA
in 1990. After graduate studies for his M.S., Peter moved to Santa
Cruz, where he married Valerie
Bettenhausen in 1995. Peter and his wife own User-Friendly
Computing, a company specializing in service, sales, repair,
upgrades, and networks for microcomputers. The couple has no children.
Martin Huemer (RMH) [1898-1979] was born in New York to
Martin Huemer and Jenny Leikas Huemer. After attending art school, he
found work as an animator at the Raoul Barre Cartoon Studio. In 1923
he became an animation director at the Max Fleischer Studio, and
seven years later assumed a similar position with Charles Mintz.
Moving to Disney in 1933, he animated short subjects, served as story
director for "Fantasia," and co-authored "Dumbo."
He left Disney to free-lance the comic strip "Buck O'Rue"
from 1948-51, but returned to work in story and television. He also
wrote the "True Life Adventure" newspaper feature from 1955
until his retirement in 1973. His honors included the
"Annie" award from the animators' group ASIFA for his
Peter Huemer (RPH) [firstname.lastname@example.org]: Richard P.
Huemer, M.D., has practiced nutritional and orthomolecular
medicine since 1975. He was born in 1933 in Los Angeles, where he spent
most of his life except for eight years in Washington state. After
attending Pomona College, he earned his medical degree at UCLA, did
postdoctoral work at CalTech, and received clinical nutritional
training from Joseph D. Walters, M.D. Dr. Huemer serves on the Los
Angeles Task Force on Nutrition and the International Board of
Advanced Longevity Medicine. He is the Associate Editor of Clinical
Practice of Alternative Medicine and a long-time health columnist for Let's
Live magazine. Dr. Huemer lives in Palmdale, California with his
wife Mary Kay Michelis, also a
practicing physician (ophthalmology).