Bok, Edward

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Bok, Edward Gender: M
Eduard Willem Gerard Cesar Hidde Bok
born on 9 October 1863 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place Den Helder, Netherlands, 52n58, 4e46
Timezone LMT m4e46 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°57' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°27 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 24°52'

Edward Bok (circa 1918)


Dutch-born American editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Ladies' Home Journal for 30 years (1889-1919). Bok is credited with coining the term living room as the name for a room of a house that had commonly been called the parlour or drawing room. He also created Bok Tower Gardens, a bird sanctuary in central Florida.

At the age of six, he immigrated to Brooklyn, New York. Bok took his first job at 10 and was an editor by 21. In 1921, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his 1920 autobiography, The Americanization of Edward Bok.

Bok died on 9 January 1930 at age 66 in Lake Wales, Florida.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1889 (Editor-in-Chief, Ladies Home Journal)
  • Work : Prize 1921 (Pulitzer Prize for autobiography)

Source Notes

Nandan Bosma quotes B.C. from Haarlem State Archives. In June 2020 Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth record and upgraded rating to BC/BR in hand.


  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Editor for 30 years)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Moved to U.S. from Holland)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Ladies Home Journal)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (For autobiography)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book