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Name:    Pulitzer, Joseph
Category:  Cultural Life, Demographics (immigration, etc.)
Born/Started:     Apr. 10, 1847
Died/Ended:    1911
Description:    Joseph Pulitzer was a newspaperman who merged the St. Louis Dispatch with the Evening Post to create the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1878.

A native of Hungary, Pulitzer emigrated to the U.S. in 1864 and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He moved to St. Louis in 1868 to work as a reporter for a German-language newspaper. In 1883, Pulitzer bought the New York World. Pulitzer was an exponent of high journalistic standards and endowed the Columbia School of Journalism. His greatest legacy, however, is the annual award for excellence in journalism—the Pulitzer Prize.

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