DR.SEUSS COLLEGE YEARS

To please his father, who wanted him to be a college professor, Tedseuss9-2 went on to Oxford University in England after graduation. However, his academic studies bored him, and he decided to tour Europe instead. Oxford did provide him the opportunity to meet a classmate, Helen Palmer, who not only became his first wife, but also a children’s author and book editor.

After returning to the United States, Ted began to pursue a career as a flit_countercard_small-1-2cartoonist. The Saturday Evening Post and other publications published some of his early pieces, but the bulk of Ted’s activity during his early career was devoted to creating advertising campaigns for Standard Oil, which he did for more than 15 years where he became nationally famous from his advertisements for Flit, a common insecticide at the time. His slogan, “Quick, Henry, the Flit!” became a popular catchphrase