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  • ID: I489396
  • Name: Joseph PULITZER
  • RELA: Spouse of 12th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 APR 1847 in Makó, Hungary
  • Immigration: 1864
  • Event: Military service BET 30 SEP 1864 AND 1865 Co. L, 1st Regt., New York Cav.
  • Event: Naturalization 6 MAR 1867
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1885 AND 10 APR 1886
  • Death: 29 OCT 1911 in Charleston, SC
  • Event: Sound
  • Occupation: Publisher, Journalist, Lawyer
  • Event: Pic Joseph Pulitzer
  • Note:
    PULITZER, Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in Makdo, near Budapest, Hungary, April 10, 1847; received his early training from a private tutor; immigrated to the United States in 1864; enlisted as a private in the Union Army at the age of seventeen in the First Regiment, New York (Lincoln) Cavalry, in Kingston, N.Y., September 30, 1864; mustered out in Alexandria, Va., June 5, 1865; resumed civil life in St. Louis, Mo.; studied law and was admitted to practice by the supreme court of Missouri; entered journalism in 1867 as a reporter on the St. Louis Westliche Post and became managing editor and part proprietor; elected to the Missouri legislature in 1869; delegate to the Reform Republican Convention at Cincinnati in 1872; member of the State constitutional convention in 1874; founded the St. Louis Post-Dispatch December 10, 1878, and continued to own and publish it until his death; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880; moved to New York City in the Spring of 1883 and bought the New York World; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1885, until April 10, 1886, when he resigned; died aboard his yacht in the harbor of Charleston, S.C., October 29, 1911; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Philip PULITZER b: ABT 1820 in Hungary
    Mother: Louise BERGER b: 1821 in Hungary

    Marriage 1 Catherine DAVIS b: 9 JAN 1855 in Washington, D.C.
    • Married: 19 JUN 1878 in Washington, D.C.
    Children
    1. Has Children Ralph PULITZER b: 11 JUN 1879 in St. Louis, MO
    2. Has No Children Lucille Irma PULITZER b: 1880
    3. Has No Children Joseph PULITZER , Jr. b: 21 MAR 1885 in New York, NY
    4. Has Children Herbert Tony PULITZER b: 20 NOV 1896 in New York, NY

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