Theodor Seuss Geisel
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Portrait of Theodor Seuss Geisel

40th President of the United States
January 20, 1981-1989

Predecessor E. Howard Hunt
Successor Dean Koontz
Vice President Ted Kennedy
Born March 2, 1904
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Died September 24, 1991
Political Party Liberal
Profession Author, Writer, Cartoonist, Politician

Theodor S. Geisel was the 40th president of the United States, holding the office from 1981 to 1989. In the wake of the Liddy scandals and the economic downturn of the late 1970's, Geisel ran on a platform of economic recovery, international cooperation, tax cuts favoring the middle class, lowering the military budget, restoring business and corporate regulations lost in the Liddy era, addressing the still existing issue of civil rights, increasing the minimum wage and welfare, defense of civil liberties, and, in his words "...restoring American hope, optimism, and prosperity," in what he called "Dawn in America".

With the aid of chairmen of the FED Paul Volcker, Geisel managed a massive economic recovery that would exist until the Koontz administration, which would also be the second largest peacetime economic growth in history behind only President Cox. Geisel would also negotiate with the USSR to lower nuclear armament over the course of the next 20 years.

On November 23rd, 1983, a would-be assassin shot Geisel as he attempted to enter his motorcade. The President barely avoided death, and would recover over the next few months.

Geisel's years also saw the US becoming the first nation to land a man on Mars, and the building of Lunar bases.