Famous blind persons: Literary figures
St. Lucia (1981) Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911)

Joseph Pulitzer was a Hungarian Jews born in Mako. He immigrated to USA in 1864. He served 
a year in the Union army in the Civil War, and became a journalist on the Westliche Post,
a German-language newspaper. In 1869 he was elected to the Missouri legislature, where 
he earned a reputation as a liberal reformer. As owner and publisher after 1878, 
he made the St. Louis Post-Dispatch  and later the World newspaper in New York 
a successful paper. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served 
briefly. He lost his sight at the age of 43 (bilateral retinal detchments) but continued 
to direct his newspapers. He left funds to found what is now the graduate school of 
journalism at Columbia University and endowed the Pulitzer Prizes.

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