Our “Holiday Luncheon” will feature speaker General Michael Adams, M.D. (USAF, ret.) And his topic… “Ansel Adams: A Son’s Perspective”
Michael's introduction to his father's life will resonate with all interested in photography, music, California of yesterday - including San Francisco and Yosemite, environmental conservation, and the subject of human achievement. Michael’s talk will be illustrated with Ansel’s images from the family scrapbook and more.
Michael was born in Yosemite in 1933. He met his wife, Jeanne, while skiing at Badger Pass and they married in Yosemite’s Old Village Chapel in 1962. While attending Stanford University, Michael took a midstream leap into the US Air Force as an aviation cadet in 1954. From there, he advanced well over the course of 42 years, as a fighter pilot.
After earning his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in 1967, Michael merged his passions for military flight and medicine becoming a flight-surgeon and pilot-physician. He advanced to be appointed the USAF Chief of Flight Medicine and Chief of Aerospace Medicine. He was promoted to Major General allowing him to complete his service as USAF Deputy Surgeon General, retiring in 1993.
While still active in their family’s interests in Yosemite, Michael and Jeanne make Carmel their home.