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How Theodore Geisel Came Up with the Pen Name “Dr. Seuss”

The “Dr.” in “Dr. Seuss” was in homage to Theodore Geisel’s father’s hope that his son would get his PhD. Geisel instead dropped out of the PhD program at Oxford where he was pursuing a PhD in English.  “Seuss” was his mother’s maiden name as well as his own middle name.  Interestingly, he did eventually receive several honorary doctorates, more […]

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