Pulitzer, Joseph, Jr. or Pulitzer, Joseph, II (21 March 1885–30 March 1955), editor and publisher, was born in New York City, the son of Joseph Pulitzer, founder of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and editor-publisher-owner of the New York World, and Kate Davis. Pulitzer took the reigns of the Post-Dispatch in 1911 and ran it for the next 43 years. Under his oversight, the paper and its staffers acquired 11 Pulitzer Prizes. A perfectionist, he personally supervised every department of the paper, but his heart was in the editorial page. The Post was also a huge financial success. He eliminated competition from the Star-Times by purchasing the paper. When he turned 60, Pulitzer threw a huge party and invited all the paper’s employees - 1,152 people - and about 100 former employees.