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
1951 - 1999

1985 — ITT Corporation sells Marquis Who’s Who to MacMillan Inc.

MacMillan Inc. keeps Marquis Who’s Who in the Chicago area, but moves headquarters from downtown …

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1951 - 1999

1991 — Reed International PLC purchases Marquis Who’s Who from MacMillan Inc. (now Maxwell-MacMillan)

Reed International PLC (now RELX Group plc) Purchases Marquis Who’s Who from MacMillan Inc. (now …

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1951 - 1999

1995 — Who’s Who in America’s Golden Year

During a star-studded reception in Washington, Marquis Who’s Who celebrates its 50th anniversary with the …

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2000 - 2050

2000 — Who’s Who in America Captured in Time

The Millennium 2000 edition of Who’s Who in America is added to the National Millennium …

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Our Comprehensive Suite

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