Dr. Seuss

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Birth Name: Dr. Seuss
Born: 03/02/1904
Birth Place: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Death Place: La Jolla, California, USA
Died: 09/24/1991

A Massachusetts native, Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Seuss Geisel and raised in Springfield. The son and grandson of brewers with German roots, Geisel, affectionately known as Ted, got into trouble for drinking while attending Dartmouth College, which led to his using his middle name for a pseudonym as an aspiring cartoonist. He developed his playfully strange aesthetic in earnest while at Dartmouth and went on to postgraduate work at Oxford, where he abandoned an advanced literature degree in favor of marrying his classmate Helen Palmer. Returning to the United States to pursue his artwork, Seuss solidified his signature whimsical style and soon found employment in advertising. In 1928, he cr... Continue Bio >>

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