Marquis Who’s Who History Timeline

1954 — Harry Truman and Marquis Who’s Who – The Great Debate

Marquis Who’s Who and former President of the United States Harry S. Truman carry on an ongoing debate about whether he had served as the 33rd President or as the 32nd President. President Truman claims that Marquis has repeatedly made the mistake of calling him the 33rd President of the United States, when he was in fact the 32nd President.

Marquis Who’s Who clings to the position that Truman was the 33rd President since one President before him, Grover Cleveland Alexander, had been elected twice, non-consecutively, as the 22nd and the 24th President. After several correspondences a compromise is eventually reached that satisfies President Truman. Marquis lists him as the 33rd President (32nd man to hold the job).

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