The History of
Marquis Who's Who

A comprehensive look at our establishment as the world’s preeminent publisher of biographical material

Marquis' Milestones

Over the years, the Marquis Who’s Who product suite has grown to include several print titles, as well as online databases, programs, and branding and networking services. Throughout their careers, successful professionals have relied on Marquis Who’s Who to expertly commemorate and showcase vocational milestones and accomplishments. Marquis’ premiere hardcover registry contained the biographies of 8,602 prominent Americans, and the roster has grown substantially since then.

Feel free to take a look at some of Marquis’ proudest accomplishments throughout the years as efforts are being made to develop new and innovative methods of honoring the world’s most consummate professionals.

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  • 1850 - 1899
  • 1900 - 1950
  • 1951 - 1999
  • 2000 - 2050
1900 - 1950

1903 — The Prestige of Who’s Who in America

Along with the uniformly positive reviews Who’s Who in America receives, it becomes a sought …

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1900 - 1950

1916 — Marquis Who’s Who and Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini, arguably the greatest and most famous magician of all time, states that he does …

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1900 - 1950

1918 — Former President Theodore Roosevelt’s Biography Reaches 104 Lines

In the 10th edition of Who’s Who in America, the length of former president Theodore …

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1900 - 1950

1926 — Name Change and Additional Ownership

The sole owner of A.N. Marquis & Company for 40 years, Albert Nelson Marquis is …

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Our Comprehensive Suite

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