Theodor Discuss Geisel Aka Dr. Seuss

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Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1940, in Springfield, Massachusetts. His parents were Theodor Robert Geisel, a successful brew master, and Henrietta Seuss Geisel. He had two sisters, Marnie, two years older, and Henrietta 3 ½ years younger. Henrietta died at the age of five due to pneumonia. Dr. Seuss attended Dartmouth College, where he became the editor in chief of its humor magazine, Jack-O-Lantern. After graduating from Dartmouth, Geisel attended Oxford University in England. His planned was to become a professor but life had different plans for him. He met his wife Helen Palmer at the Oxford University. They got married in 1927 that same year he dropped out of Oxford, and the couple moved back to the United States. In October 1967, Helen struggled for a decade with paralysis from Guillain-Barre syndrome, she also suffered from depression, and she had a paranoid of Dr. Seuss having an affair with his longtime friend Audrey Stone Dimond. Helen sadly committed suicide on 1967 at age of 68. Dr. Seuss and Audrey got married on 1968. Theodor Seuss aka Dr. Seuss got the rhymes from Henrietta Seuss…show more content…
Seuss never though he would become a children book writer, he always want to be a professor but life had different plan for Dr. Seuss. When he returns to America back in 1927, Dr. Seuss decided to pursue cartooning a full- time career. His articles and illustrations were published in big times magazines such as; LIFE and Vanity Fair. Dr. Seuss published a cartoon in July 1927 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, his first using the pen name “Seuss,” landed him a staff position at the New York weekly Judge. For 15 years he worked for Standard Oil in the advertising department. The company Viking Press offered Dr. Seuss a contract to illustrate a children’s collection called Boners. It sold poorly, his first book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected 27 times before it was finally published by Vanguard Press in

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