Theodor Seuss Geisel is the actual name of Dr Seuss. Dr. Seuss was an American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, best known for authoring children’s books. Without earning a degree from Cambridge University he left, he started writing magazines, articles. He was born on 2 March 1904. His first nationally published cartoon appeared in the July 16, 1927, issue of The Saturday Evening Post. While Geisel gained a significant public profile through a program for motor boat lubricants produced by Standard Oil under the brand name Essomarine.
As World War II began, Geisel turned to political cartoons, drawing over 400 in two years as editorial cartoonist for the left-leaning New York City daily newspaper, PM. In 1942, Geisel turned his energies to direct support of the U.S. war effort. First, he worked drawing posters for the Treasury Department and the War Production Board. In addition, he joined the army in 1943. In 1956, Dartmouth awarded Geisel with an honorary doctorate, finally justifying the “Dr.” in his pen name. Geisel died of oral cancer on September 24, 1991, at his home in La Jolla at the age of 87.