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R. Buckminster Fuller. Oil on canvas, c. 1981, by Ruth Munson. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.


Fuller, R. Buckminster (12 July 1895–01 July 1983), inventor, designer, and environmentalist, often referred to as “Bucky,” was born Richard Buckminster Fuller, Jr., in Milton, Massachusetts, the son of Richard Buckminster Fuller, an importer of leather and tea, who died in 1910, and Caroline Wolcott Andrews. He was the grandnephew of author and literary critic ...


Graves, Michael S. (9 July 1934–12 Mar. 2015), architect, product designer, and professor, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the second child of Thomas Graves, a livestock agent, and Erma (Lowe Sanderson) Graves. Graves graduated from Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis in 1952...