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.

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

1945 – Marquis Who’s Who on Broadway

Opening to Broadway audiences at the Hudson Theatre on November 14, 1945, the play, “State of …

Read More
1900 - 1950

1948 — Marquis Publisher Wheeler Sammons Pulls a Prank on Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican presidential nominee in 1948, is a friend of Marquis publisher …

Read More
1951 - 1999

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

Marquis Who’s Who editors and former President of the United States, Harry S. Truman carry …

Read More
1951 - 1999

1958 — Poet Carl Sandburg Writes a Foreword for Who’s Who in America

Marquis publisher, Wheeler Sammons Jr. has an established friendship with Carl Sandburg, who was also …

Read More

Our Comprehensive Suite

Click-through to browse some of the exclusive products and services we offer our accomplished members