Edward Bok

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Birthday
9, 1863
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Jan 9, 1930 (66)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1863
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Jan 9, 1930 (66)

About

A longtime editor of the Ladies' Home Journal, he helped to shape American tastes at the turn of the 20th century.

Before Fame

He worked as an office boy for Western Union while putting himself through school, and eventually established a syndicated news page written for women.

Trivia

At the helm of the Ladies' Home Journal he tackled weighty social issues like women's suffrage, and taboo subjects like venereal diseases.

Family Life

He was born in Den Helder, Holland (later to become Netherlands,) and grew up in Brooklyn, NY.

Associated With

Long after he left, the magazine continued to break new ground, for example featuring the African-American Naomi Watts on the cover.