Calvin Souther Fuller

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Calvin Souther Fuller was born in Chicago, Illinois back in 1902 to Julius and Bessie. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1926, he continued his education erring a Ph.D. in 1929. He worked for Bell Labs as a physical chemist in 1930, he retired in 1967.

Upon his retirement, he bought an Airstream RV and toured the USA with his wife Willmine. He died in Vero Beach, Florida in 1994, he was 92.

Not so much right? Well this is the rest of the story. It’s short so hang on tight.

During his 37-year career at Bell Laboratories he helped develop synthetic rubber, he also was instrumental in developing and producing the first solar cells with high efficiency.

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Comments (21)

Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Good Morning, James,  He would have loved today's solar car competitions!

Feb 05, 2020 03:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Calvin never let any grass grow under his feet. Thanks for the introduction. Enjoy your day!

Feb 05, 2020 03:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Calvin Fuller's inventions certainly continue to have impact on our lives today, James.

Feb 05, 2020 04:12 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well he sure did know how to live life to the fullest. He should have written a book on his travels.

Feb 05, 2020 04:26 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Bell Labs innovated some much you could do months of these about the people there.

Feb 05, 2020 05:17 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Great innovators at Bell Labs

Feb 05, 2020 05:44 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I love a simple story. In this case quite an accomplished guy who knew how to enjoy as well.

Feb 05, 2020 06:30 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

As you know I'm not big on solor but he seems like an avid inventor James Dray 

Feb 05, 2020 06:44 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - Mr. Fuller was much more than a mere tinkerer.  

Feb 05, 2020 06:52 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

It would be nice to travel around the country in a Windstream and live to be 94!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 05, 2020 07:14 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Another great introduction to a man who spent his entire working life to help push our learning curve farther down the road with his inventions... 

Have a happy Wednesday James Dray 

Feb 05, 2020 09:15 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Developing solar cells certainly caught my attention, I really enjoy having solar panels on my home!

Feb 05, 2020 10:42 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Keep those stories coming.  They humanize the inventions and the conveniences we have today.  Thank you.  A

Feb 05, 2020 12:47 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

He was an amazing achiever.  And the things that came out of Bell Labs were life changing.

Feb 05, 2020 02:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I am familiar with Vero Beach but unfortunately not this gentleman. 

Feb 05, 2020 05:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

It's pretty impressive what some people can accomplish, and always interesting to read about them. I've certainly heard of Bell Labs.


Feb 05, 2020 08:40 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

You always find such inspiring inventors to tell us about. Thanks

Feb 06, 2020 04:13 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - As soon as I read Bell Labs - I knew there was something good coming!

Feb 06, 2020 06:20 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Calvin Souther Fuller certainly earned his right to retire. I hope that he enjoyed retirement as much as he enjoyed changing the would in which we live.

Feb 22, 2020 01:39 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I did not know Calvin Souther Fuller of Bell Laboratories helped develop synthetic rubber, and helped in developing and producing the first solar cells.

Nov 19, 2020 01:36 PM
James Dray

Now you do...   :-))

Nov 20, 2020 05:49 AM