What kind of Dr. was Dr. Seuss? Was he/she even a Dr. at all? How did he choose his name?

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While at Dartmouth, Geisel was caught drinking gin with nine friends in his room, violating national Prohibition laws of the time.[4] As a result, Dean Craven Laycock insisted that he resign from all extracurricular activities, including the college humor magazine.[5] To continue work on the Jack-O-Lantern without the administration's knowledge, Geisel began signing his work with the pen name "Seuss." His first work signed as "Dr. Seuss" appeared after he graduated, six months into his work for humor magazine The Judge where his weekly feature Birdsies and Beasties appeared.[6]
After Dartmouth, he entered Lincoln College, Oxford, intending to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in English literature.[8] At Oxford, he met his future wife Helen Palmer; he married her in 1927, and returned to the United States without earning a degree.[2]

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