Arthur Buckminster Fuller

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Arthur Buckminster Fuller
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Arthur Buckminster Fuller (born Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, August 10, 1822; died at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 11, 1862) was a Unitarian clergyman of the United States.


He was a son of United States Congressman Timothy Fuller, and was prepared for college by his sister Margaret Fuller. He graduated from Harvard in 1843, and studied in the Harvard Divinity School. For some years, he was a teacher and missionary in Illinois, after which he held pastorates in Manchester, New Hampshire (1848–1853), Boston (new North Church; 1853–1859) and Watertown, Massachusetts (until 1861).

In the American Civil War, he became chaplain to a Massachusetts regiment on 1 August 1861. He was honorably discharged on 10 December 1862, on account of failing health. On the day following his discharge, being present at the Battle of Fredericksburg, he volunteered to join a detachment in crossing the Rappahannock River, and fell while attempting to drive the Confederate sharpshooters out of the city.


He edited several works of his sister Margaret. Among his other publications are:

  • Sabbath-School Manual of Christian Doctrine and Institutions (Boston, 1850)
  • Historical Discourse delivered in the New North Church, Boston, 1 October 1854
  • Liberty versus Romanism, two discourses (1859)


Inventor Buckminster Fuller was a grandson of his.[1]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Joseph Herring. "Arthur Buckminster Fuller". Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 


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