Diemer, Walter E.
- Dennis Wepman
Diemer, Walter E. (08 January 1904–09 January 1998), inventor of bubble gum, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Neither his parents’ names and professions nor his middle name is known, and there are discrepancies surrounding his exact date of birth. Diemer attended a local high school, and in 1926 he took a job as a cost accountant with the Fleer Corporation. Soon after beginning there he married a woman named Adelaide; the couple had two children....