Edward William Bok

Edward William Bok (October 9, 1863-January 9, 1930), Dutch-born American editor and author, was editor of Ladies' Home Journal for thirty years. He coined the term "living room" for the room then called "the parlor" or "drawing room." His autobiography, The Americanization of Edward Bok (1920), won him the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.