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R. Buckminster Fuller
(1895 - 1983)
Born in Milton, Massachusetts, the architect, engineer, great-nephew of Margaret Fuller, and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller was famous for his geodesic domes, especially the one placed on St. Helen’s Island in Montreal for the 1967 World Fair. He wrote or cowrote more than thirty books, including Untitled Epic Poem on the History of Industrialization, Tetrascroll: Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Cosmic Fairy Tale, Ideas and Integrities: A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure, and I Seem to Be a Verb. He was expelled from Harvard twice, came up with the term Spaceship Earth, and served in the navy during World War II.