Theodor Seuss Geisel
Timeline: Canadian Independence

Portrait of Theodor Seuss Geisel

Flag of the United States 30th President of the United States
January 20, 1961 – January 20, 1969

Predecessor Harold Stassen
Successor Richard Nixon
Vice President John F. Kennedy

Flag of Massachusetts 23 United States Senator from Massachusetts
January 3, 1953 – December 25, 1960

Predecessor Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Successor Benjamin A. Smith II
Born March 2, 1904
Springfield, Massachusetts
Died September 24, 1991
Boston, Massachusetts
Spouse Helen Palmer Geisel
Political Party Democratslogo Democratic
Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 - September 24, 1991) was the 30th President of the United States, serving from January 20, 1961 to January 20, 1969. He also served as the 23rd United States Senator from Massachusetts, from 1953 to 1960, when he resigned to become president. A cartoonist and author in his spare time, Geisel has written many books, the most famous being his two autobiographies.

Geisel believed in democracy, and led America in the Cold War during the 1960s. Following up on the policies of former President Omar Bradley, Geisel contained Chinese and German influences, especially during the Middle East War, and if lost, all of the Middle East would have been under German control. In the homeland, Geisel was a supported of civil rights for blacks and women, passing civil rights acts in 1963 and 1968, ending nearly every major form of segregation. Geisel was nearly assassinated in 1965, but survived the attempt and continued on his presidency. He is often hailed as one of the best presidents in American history.