Theaodor Suess Geisel also known as Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Seuss was 18 when he decided to leave home to attend Dartmouth College, where he became a editor in chief of its humor magazine. Dr. Suess died in September 24, 1991 in La Jolla California. Dr. Seuss favorite color was purle his favorite food was green eggs and ham. After Dr. Seuss graduated from Dartmouth he went to Oxford University in England, with plans to eventaully become a professor. At Oxford University he met his future wife, Helen Palmer, which he married 1927 the same year he dropped out of Oxford University, and the couple moved back to the United States.