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Introduction Who's Who Publications PLC are the producers of the UK's most prestigious reference library. This historic series is the definitive reference source on the UK's leading professionals and their achievements. Individuals selected for a biographical entry enjoy unprecedented recognition as our books are highly acclaimed for their accuracy and editorial independence. Membership is free to those individuals and the companies they represent that are featured in one of our business titles.

Company Background Who’s Who Publications was incorporated in 1998 by the previous owner and publisher, Robert Nesbit, who spotted an interesting niche in publishing. Whilst there were a few well recognised books in the UK documenting eminent individuals from all parts of society, there were few publishers that noted the success of business people who were either well known in their particular sector or well known in a certain geographical area. The basic premise of the company was formed, and that was to research and recognise key business people and entrepreneurs in the UK who create, inspire and lead the most successful companies. These achievements are then recognised by the publication of a biographical reference book. Operating from offices in London, the company produced 30 titles up until to 2002. A number of these are market specific such as “Who’s Who of Architects”, “Who’s Who in Dentistry” or “Who’s Who in Property”. The popular “County of Britain” series documented key people via region and included museum creators, headmasters, sports personalities and members of the Government. It is the “Business Elite” series that has proven to cover the most successful titles, focusing on entrepreneurs and business leaders in the UK. In 2004, the company was acquired by its present owners with a view to develop the Who’s Who brand in the UK. Since then, the Company has continued to produce a range of biographical reference books listing eminent individuals who drive the UK economy. In developing the Who’s Who brand in the UK, the Company has expanded its product portfolio outside of publishing and aims to develop the concept of the “Who’s Who Network”. This network will allow like-minded people to communicate and trade with each other. Membership is free and exclusive to those individuals and the companies they represent featured in one of our business titles.

Company Philosophy The Company mission is to build a business that researches and recognises people of outstanding achievement. Emphasis is on documenting different groups of successful individuals, writing to them and documenting their education and career achievements, together with personal interests.

These books are an important historic record of people’s achievements in business. They serve as a message to the wider community of an individual’s success in the business world. For those not included, it gives them something to aspire to. Who’s Who are committed to having business titles located in Universities, libraries and other organisations that research business leaders. Data integrity is of paramount importance and the Company will not look to publish sensitive information or sell personal details or e-mail lists in soft copy. Who’s Who respects a number of individuals wish for privacy. As such, the Company will remove anyone from the database with immediate effect, when asked to do so. These individuals will not be contacted again by the organisation. Who’s Who has never, and will not in the future, charge membership fees or levy any charges for inclusion into one of its titles. Entry is by selection and cannot in any way be paid for. Income is generated by sales of books and related products.

http://www.whoswhosa.co.za Who's Who of Southern Africa (Who's Who SA) is a dynamic information tool and networking site connecting professionals to grow their networks and explore collaborative opportunities. For more than 100 years, Who's Who SA has been the leading source of information about individuals of influence in the region. Our database currently features more than 7500 noteworthy Southern Africans in various fields of expertise. Focused on our local market, we have incorporated years of information and networking know-how to develop what is now also set to become South Africa's foremost integrated professional networking platform (We're getting closer every day...!) We'd love to hear your thoughts... The new site will be launched early in 2010, and membership will be FREE to all professionals (or aspiring professionals!) 18 years and older. Sporting a brand new interface that is supported by a robust online platform, members will be able to update and manage their own professional profiles online, search for and follow profiles of noteworthy individuals, and dynamically interact with other members in our Who's Who SA community. Although we'd like to call the World Wide Web our home, our team operates from the Foreshore in Cape Town, South Africa. We are a strategic business unit of the Naspers group of companies: www.naspers.com Contact Us... Frequently Asked Questions 1. Q: I forgot my login information. How can I retrieve it? A: In the event that you have forgotten or misplaced your username or password you can contact Who’s Who SA directly by phone or email and you will be issued with a new username and password as soon as possible. Go to the sign in page> click on ‘forgot password’. You will be directed to another page where you will have to enter your email address (the email address you registered with). You will receive an email with your new password. You can also change your password by clicking on ‘request new password’. *Tip: Choose password that you will find easy to remember. 2. Q: Does it cost money to create a Who’s Who SA profile? A: No. You do not have to pay to register and create your profile on Who’s Who SA. We will be introducing Who’s Who SA Premium membership benefits that will come at a cost. To find out more about this you can click on the ‘Upgrade my account’ tab on the homepage. 3. Q: How do I search for profiles on Who’s Who SA? A: You can view your profile as the network does by typing in your name and surname in the search box on the homepage without logging in. You will then view your profile as does anyone who is a visitor to the site. 4. Q: Who can view my Who’s Who profile? How much information can they see? A: Anyone who searches your name by Google or Who’s Who SA can view your profile and all the information that you have included. Therefore it is advised that you do not include any personal contact information in your profile. 5. Q: I would like to remove my profile, how do I go about doing this? A: If you would like your profile removed completely from Who’s Who SA you are advised to contact us directly by email on info@whoswhosa.co.za. 6. Q: I think someone has hacked onto my profile with my details, what can I do? A: If you suspect that someone has hacked onto your profile with your chosen username and password, you are advised to change your password when logging in by clicking on ‘request new password’ in the accounts information login details.

Q: I am having a problem uploading my photograph. In its present form. What now? A: Check your junkmail folder to see if the email message was mistakenly identified as spam. If you are still busy editing your profile and do not want it to show in any searches. if you do you'll have much less control over how your contact information can be used. you log in on Who’s Who homepage with your username and password. Q: Why has my account been restricted? A: Restriction is usually based on identified abuse of some sort whether the abuse is intentional or unintentional. the site boasts more than 7. 10. Q: I’d like to receive notification when I get private messages on my Who’s Who SA account. Q: What is the value of joining who’s who? A: Who’s Who SA is an extremely powerful networking and business tool. 15. Often the restriction can be released after some education is provided by Who’s Who SA and acknowledged by the member. Q: What are the best practices I can follow to protect my privacy? A: Don't post your private email address. or other addresses on your Who’s Who SA profile. You log on to the Who’s Who SA homepage and click on edit your profile. 9. Please make sure this email address is the one you’re currently using. If you still are having a problem please contact Who’s Who directly and you will be helped as soon as possible. 8. You have the option when filling in your contact details to publish or not publish it for the general public to see. Under the section of ‘admin details’ you have an option of changing your status to active. This will direct you to your profile page where you can change your email address under your contact details. Use a password that only you will know and will not be easily guessed by others. select the ‘Receive email notification for incoming private messages’ field. To receive notification of these invitations. 14. It is a reliable guide to individuals who have joined. If you would like your profile to show on a Google or Who’s Who SA search you should change your profile to ‘active’. pending or hidden.000 biographies/ profiles of noteworthy South Africans in various fields of expertise and in excess of 100 annual editions have been published. Q: Who can see my contact information? How can I edit my contact information? A: Anyone can view the contact information that you have decided to publish it. 11. The image must be 150 x 200 and a JPG file. If you would like your profile to be seen by just yourself and the Who’s Who SA team you can change your status to ‘hidden’. what are the requirements? A: If you are having a problem when uploading your photograph onto your Who’s Who SA profile. Emails will be sent to the email address you provided in your account information. If . make sure it meets the requirements. If you use a public or shared computer. Q: How do I add an email address on my who’s who account? A: To add or change your email address on your Who’s Who SA profile. Under the account information section. 16. 12. phone number. 13. How can I do that? A: You can get invitations and send invitation from members of the Who’s Who SA network. make sure you log out properly when finished updating your profile. If you would like to change your contact information you click on edit your profile and edit your contact information. concluding your previous positions and including your current position in your synopsis. Q: How do I add or remove a position in the Careers section of my Profile? A: If you would like to change or update your position title you do this by editing your profile and updating your current positions on your profile. Q: How do I hide my public profile? A: You do have the option of hiding your public profile so that no one besides yourself and the Who’s Who SA team can see it. change your status to ‘pending’.7. Q: I never got the verification email. If you decide to not publish only yourself and the Who’s Who SA team will be able to see it. log on to the Who’s Who SA homepage and click on edit your profile.

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Who's Who 2010. relied upon by academics. In 1996. has been retained ever since. Containing over 100. age and ‘political bias’ were noted. it consisted of an almanac followed by thirty-five lists of ranks and appointments and the names of those holding them. HISTORY OF WHO'S WHO The first edition of Who’s Who was published in 1849. it has proved invaluable as a research tool and a unique way of measuring social change.http://www. the lists that originally established Who’s Who were omitted. archbishops.000 short biographies. during the Second World War. 250 page volume (one tenth of the size of the 2010 edition). published annually since 1849 and the first biographical book of its kind. published on 7 December 2009. regarding its full circulation to be of national importance. Each biographee supplies the original information for their entry and is then sent an annual proof for updating. whose constituency. judges. Click here to find out about the history of A&C Black. government officials and charities. Contact the Office of Who’s Who for more information. Then a compact. of living noteworthy and influential individuals. George Bernard Shaw listed his recreations as ‘cycling and showing off’. members of the House of Peers and House of Commons. A unique feature was the invitation to include Recreations. the resulting format. Please see our Bookshop. worldwide. The information contained in a Who’s Who entry is essentially autobiographical. due to pressure on space.com/whoswho WHAT IS WHO'S WHO? Who’s Who. giving subscribers access to the complete text of Who's Who and Who Was Who with a wide range of search facilities. In 1896 Who’s Who was acquired by A&C Black. continually updated. WHO WAS WHO . The lists gave no individual biographical details. The online edition is also available here. its integrity and accuracy ensured by constant independent research. business people. It contains over 33.000 entries spanning the 100 years since the appearance of biographies in Who's Who. Substantial changes were made to the nature and content of the book for the 1897 edition. a book consisting solely of autobiographical entries. as well as the casual browser. Throughout the 20th century Who’s Who reflected the many changes that occurred in the world. and British envoys abroad. A fuller history of Who’s Who was published to coincide with the 150th edition in 1998. Who’s Who is a standard reference book in libraries around the world. is among the world’s most recognised and respected works of reference. In 2005. researchers. These included the Royal Household. one of which was the introduction of autobiographical entries which were submitted by some five thousand entrants in response to a questionnaire. apart from the annotations for Members of Parliament. from all walks of life. the first searchable CD-ROM version of Who's Who was published. the research potential expanded further as the entire database became available online. A pioneer of what would become a fascinating and famous tradition. while artist and author Harrison Weir claimed that he played ‘no games of any sort at any time’. Our editors also monitor the press and other sources of reference for day-to-day changes and additions. Who’s Who expanded significantly in subsequent years and eventually.acblack. Winston Churchill personally intervened to ensure its publication was not affected by the paper shortage. Approximately one thousand new entries are added every year. is available to order now.

The majority of Who’s Who biographees are included in recognition of the distinction they have attained in their professional lives. providing a wealth of material for researchers without easy access to the earlier individual volumes of Who's Who. The Index simplifies that search. are invited to have an entry an entry as a matter of course. actors and sportsmen. senior judges and high-ranking civil servants. with approximately one thousand new names appearing for the first time each year. the church. the law. Uniquely among biographical reference works.000 entries. from pseudonyms to maiden names and married names. and the influence they exert on British society. professional institutions. In addition it provides crossreferences. using many sources of reference. A Cumulated Index to Who Was Who 1897-2000. Order a volume of Who Was Who. Subsequent volumes of Who Was Who — there are now eleven — cover the years from 1916 to 2005. this continues to be the policy for selection into Who’s Who today. each new edition provides an opportunity for revision and correction where necessary. such as MPs. local government.’ . or its Cumulated Index. such as artists. for it gives not only the volume in which the person is to be found but also the dates of birth and death. and now every five years. Who’s Who contains biographies of all kinds of people from all parts of the world and from all walks of life: the arts. Until its publication. ‘What is it that really puts the stamp of eminence on a modern British life? Two things count today: having an entry in Who’s Who and being asked to choose your eight favourite records on BBC’s Desert Island Discs. ranging from politicians and academics to musicians and film directors. education. the Selection Board consults those with specialist knowledge.The Wall Street Journal The editor of the 1897 edition wrote in his preface that Who’s Who seeks to recognise people whose “prominence is inherited. or the result of ability which singles them out from their fellows”. The holders of some posts. on occasion. the civil service. entertainment. HOW ARE PEOPLE CHOSEN FOR INCLUSION? An invitation to appear in Who’s Who recognises distinction and influence. government. notable individuals from across the world are included due to their presence and importance in British and international life. Whilst the majority of entrants are British. medicine. serious researchers may. An essential tool for researchers is the companion volume. the date of death. as no account is taken of the many changes that may have been made to an entry during a life. This first edition was composed of the entries of those who had died between 1897 and 1915 with the date of death added to each. Who Was Who has proved invaluable in identifying not only those who shaped the events of their time but others. as well as professors. scientists and businesspeople. science and the trade unions. business and finance. or depending on office. The Selection Board reviews those people whose professions are less rigidly structured. now forgotten. listing those who lead and influence the world today. Each edition of Who’s Who now contains over 33. Prominent figures in numerous fields are considered by the Board on the basis of their continuing achievements. when the appointment itself is of general public interest. a name could be found only by knowing. Where necessary. Published originally at ten-year intervals. sport. and ultimately selected due to their exceptional pre-eminence. entries in Who’s Who are retained for the life of the biographee (being transferred on his or her death to Who Was Who). who were familiar names to the journalists and diarists who recorded the events of the day. . wish to consult the individual volumes of Who’s Who to obtain a fuller picture. a Selection Board meets regularly during the preparation for each edition of Who’s Who to discuss potential entrants. so that the appropriate volume of Who Was Who could be consulted. the media. or guessing at. side by side with their living predecessors. Who’s Who therefore has an unrivalled historical perspective. For those who do not fit into these categories. However.In 1920 the first volume of Who Was Who was published. In essence.

These entries make up approximately 10% of the total listings.com or post it to the Office of Who’s Who. If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague for consideration by the Selection Board. from Duke to baronet.Who’s Who also includes a comprehensive listing of the holders of UK hereditary titles. . London W1D 3QY. 36 Soho Square. please send a brief CV to nominations@ukwhoswho. who are invited automatically.

it continues to be published annually in hard copy. British and United Kingdom Peerage and Baronetage are included. Inclusion has therefore come to carry a considerable level of prestige. A full online edition of the work was launched in 2005. actors.Who's Who (UK) From Wikipedia. Scottish. the editors tend to prefer establishment figures to those (such as pop stars and sportsmen) who enjoy greater celebrity for a time. and foreign Ambassadors accredited to London. including the members of the Scottish Parliament.[1] Originally. lawyers. as well as Members of the House of Commons.[citation needed] For example. A history of Who's Who was published to coincide with the 150th edition in 1998.[citation needed] Examples that have been spotted include: the playwright John Osborne did not acknowledge an estranged daughter in his entry. and distinguished writers. Contents Subjects include peers. so for example MPs are not removed when they leave Parliament. or even any obligation to buy a copy. Inclusion in Who's Who. unlike many other publications. very senior civil servants. and the Daily Mail has described it as "Britain's most famous reference book".[citation needed] Jeremy Paxman has pointed out that the publication is dominated by people who are active in British public life. those in less hierarchical occupations are included at the discretion of the editors. Some checks are made by the editors but subjects may omit anything they wish and such errors of omission can be difficult to identify. MPs. but many better-known people are not. even though he has been missing since 1974 and was declared legally dead in 1999. does in his. the free encyclopedia Who's Who (2007 edition: ISBN 978-0-7136-7527-6) is an annual British publication of biographies which vary in length (typically a single paragraph or block) of about 30. the editors now include more such people than before but the numbers are a small proportion of the total. all members of the English. Inclusion has always been strictly regulated by prominence in public life or professional achievement. although her ex-husband.[3] He also points out that there is a high proportion of Oxford and Cambridge (Britain's most prestigious universities) graduates among the new entrants.[citation needed] However.[3] Occasional problems arise with the publication's reliability as a reference source because the entries are compiled from questionnaires returned to the publisher by the featured subjects. However. Carole Jordan does not mention any marriage in her article. Paxman has also calculated that only 8% of new entrants in 2008 make any reference to marital breakdown. Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies. Some (such as those holding a Professorial Chair at Oxford or Cambridge) are included automatically by virtue of their office. it merely provided lists of the names of notable people. for example all MPs or all bishops.[2] Who's Who has been criticised for its conservatism. The Wall Street Journal has said that an entry in Who's Who "really puts the stamp on eminence on a modern British life".[3] . judges. Once someone is included in Who's Who he or she remains in it for life. which is far below the national average. the Chief Executives of all UK cities and counties. but may then slip out of public view entirely. History Who's Who has been published since 1849 by A & C Black. however minor their achievements. and artists. it listed people alphabetically and provided fuller biographical details. The 7th Earl of Lucan is still listed in the book.000 living notable Britons.[citation needed] Since subjects remain in the volume until death. Richard Peckover. researchers. has never involved any payment by the subject. scientists. Starting with the 1897 edition.

1996–2000: 2001 ISBN 0-7136-5439-2 11. 2007 Online version of publication External links • See also . 1961–1970. Warner. with the date of death appended. reading or opera (which still feature prominently). 1967 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-0171-X 4. 1979 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-2008-0 7. "Being first in Who's who" and "Contemplating revenge". especially in the description of "recreations". and now appear every five years. 1989 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-3227-5 8. 1971–1980. 1984 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-2598-8 6. 1981–1990: 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3336-0 9. The Skeptic. 1 December 2007 "Jeremy Paxman: Who's new in Who's Who?" 4. ^ Official Who's Who website 2. Some of these are considered to be merely Who's Who scams. ^ Who was Who series: 1. together with a list of her other achievements. p. No. AP via The Orange County Register. there is an excess of detail: the prolific romantic novelist Dame Barbara Cartland listed each of her publications."[6] References 1. They are usually as they appeared in the last Who's Who before the death. 2005. Sometimes." has one of the world's greatest collections of cemeteries and memorial parks in the world. David Vernon. in hers.2001–2005: 2006 ISBN 0-7136-7601-9 • • ^ What Price Fame? Be a Very Important Person . 1941–1950. "Anglophobia". 1916–1928. accessed 27 June. ^ a b c Daily Telegraph. 2. as in this example from an AP wire article about Los Angeles cemeteries: "Los Angeles. 27. having entries compiled by the subject allows information to be included which would not otherwise be a matter of readily-accessible public record. but more recently they have appeared at ten-year intervals. Who Was Who After a person's death. 16 ^ LA cemeteries a who's who of celebrities by Gary A. 1988 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-2670-4 2. 1897–1915.[4] Other use of the name The name has been widely copied. From conventional references to fishing. 1999-10-27 3. 1991–1995: 1996 ISBN 0-7136-4496-6 10.[5] The name is also often used metaphorically.On the other hand. entries are preserved in the volumes of Who Was Who. many hundreds of books. listed recreations now include "Maintaining rusty old cars". 28 December. "Walking my iPod". 1980 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-2131-1 5.all it takes is money. The first volume covered deaths in 1897–1915. Spanish for "The City of Angels. A who's who of what was. 1951–1960. the result was one of the longest entries in the history of Who's Who. ^ Lord Lucan 'officially dead' BBC. 1992 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-3143-0 3. Vol. It also allows the entries to convey something of the character and interests of the subject. 1929–1940. 2007. though they are not from the same publisher. and now there are many publications with "Who's Who" in the title. and not just his or her professional achievements. in USA Today.

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featuring the Biography of Suresh Kumar Mansukhani-New Delhi -India Who's Who of American Women Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare Who's Who in Science and Engineering • • • .. which also owns National Register Publishing and The Hill. the company publishes over a dozen different series and offers an online database with information on 1. and are also used for research by universities.. The New York Times referred to the 60th edition of Who's Who in America as "a librarian's Vanity Fair". Who's Who in the World. such as Who's Who in America.[3] The content is also now provided online to libraries and other paid subscribers. Inc.4 million individuals. political affiliation. Marquis Who's Who books are often found in the reference section of local libraries.000 entries. writings and creative works. and so on. names of parents and family members.[2] Entries in Marquis Who's Who books list career and personal data for each biography. religion. at corporate libraries. although this is not required to be listed. awards. is a registered trademark of News Communications. In 2008. Inc. and addresses. is the American publisher of a number of directories containing short biographies of influential persons. the company launched a second Web site (Who's Who in America) profiling the lives and careers of America's most noteworthy men and women.[5] Formerly owned by Reed Publishing. "[2] Today. Inc. Who's Who in America.[4] History Founded in 1897 by Albert Nelson Marquis the first edition of the publication contained concise biographies of more than 8.500 "distinguished Americans.[1] Marquis states in the Preface that Who's Who in America. Marquis offers some features associated with the vanity press business models. followed by some subject. those men and women who are influencing their nation's development". Marquis is now a subsidiary of News Communications. "endeavors to profile the leaders of American society. civic activities. a subsidiary of News Communications.[6] Publications General publications • • Who's Who in America Who's Who in the World2010..Marquis Who's Who From Wikipedia. such as selling merchandise to persons selected as biographees. The books are usually titled Who's Who in. Who's Who of American Women. education. including birth date and place.. Who's Who in Science and Engineering. the free encyclopedia Marquis logo Marquis Who's Who. Who's Who in America contains over 100. its flagship publication." Albert Marquis wrote that the book's objective was to "chronicle the lives of individuals whose achievements and contributions to society make them subjects of widespread reference interest and inquiry.

^ About us. Purchase of the book is never a factor in the selection of biographees". ^ Hamilton. 3. ^ "Marquis Who's Who Bluesheet". Chicago.html. ISBN 0-8379-0151-0.[7] Note that in 2003 Marquis had new owners who might have changed this process. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 2008-04-21. in an article entitled "The Hall of Lame" that appeared in Forbes Magazine in 1999. Carlson also writes that Marquis makes money selling addresses to direct mail marketers. pp.[2] Some insight into the selection process can be obtained from William L Hamilton's article entitled "Who Are You? Why Are You Here?" that appeared in the New York Times in 2005. Similarly. The New York Times. make the call on who's notable and who's not. vi. 4.com/bluesheets/htmlaa/bl0234. Ill: Marquis Who's Who. In cases where notable individuals decline to submit biographical data. such as bowling coaches and landscape architects.• • • • • Who's Who in Finance and Business Who's Who in American Law Who's Who in American Politics Who's Who in American Art Who's Who in American Education In March 2008. ^ FAQ. Marquis calls its selection criteria "stringent" and says that biographical data on candidates for listing are reviewed by its editors to confirm that its requirements are met. Individuals become eligible for listing by virtue of their positions and/or noteworthy achievements that have proved to be of significant value to society. An individual's desire to be listed is not sufficient reason for inclusion. http://library. Once selected. Thomson Reuters. "A total of 25. a biographical draft is sent to biographees for prepublication checking. L.[2] Footnotes 1. including 12 researchers. "Who Are You? Why Are You Here?". searchable by artist name and media. and self nominators and thousands of people not particularly notable are included. William. wrote that the selection process is neither rigorous nor meaningful." Tucker Carlson.[6] Regional publications • • • • • • • Who's Who in the South and Southwest Who's Who in the East Who's Who in the Midwest Who's Who in the West Who's Who in Asia Historical series Who Was Who in America Who's Who in 20th Century America Selection process Marquis Who's Who states that selection of individuals for listing in its publications "is based on reference value. 2005 Available online 2.com .dialog. Marquiswhoswho. November 13." a book sales based business model. Marquis launched an online gallery version of Who's Who in American Art. He writes about new owners acquiring Marquis in 2003. Who's Who in America 1994. Marquis Who's Who 5. ^ a b c d Marquis Who's Who..000 copies have been sold for shipment for 2006. wealth or social position are not criteria. Marquis compiles information itself. "an editorial team of 70.

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99 MICHAEL BOLANOS MADE IT INTO Who's Who in America last year. who lists among her myriad accomplishments a 1968-69 stint as "co-leader" of a Campfire Girls troupe. Rainier chapter of Professional Secretaries International since 1994. anyway. Being accepted into Who's Who is "an honor that only a select few ever enjoy. a fellow influential person of significant achievement who also recently earned a place in Who's Who in America. and thorough editorial review. playing piano and singing. Flip through the latest volume. That's been the marketing strategy. however.html The Hall of Lame Tucker Carlson. Mr. Not that anybody has read Who's Who lately. And let's not forget Mary Morgan. and it's hard not to conclude that something has changed. research. Since 1991 she's coached bowling and floor hockey in the Alpena (Arkansas) Special Olympics. Florida. an accountant from Staten Island. Washington. Or Lila Licens. Bolanos. who runs a celebrity-oriented website in New York." And who does the painstaking nominating and selecting? Marquis implies that members of the publication's Board of Advisors play a large . From 1970 to 1972.000 in recent years. One hundred years after it was first published by Chicago newspaper publisher Albert Nelson Marquis (who despite his ostensible commitment to accuracy pronounced his name "Markwis"). who teaches gym at Wilson Memorial High School in Fishersville. "candidates must have held a position of responsibility or have attained a significant achievement in their field. Or Amy Fung. who has been president of the Mt. a graduate of the physical education program at Appalachian State University." the company boasts. is a "guide to today's most influential people. Or Courtland Paul." Congratulations. Who's Who has been a fairly reliable guide to who has made it and who has not. or ever. Now meet Anita Dawn Sawyer.forbes. Geiman. rigorous nominee review. 03. To celebrate.http://www. was the school's driver's ed instructor. teaches junior high school special education classes in Little Rock. her hobbies include cooking. Bolanos. Or say hello to Stephen Geiman. a landscape architect in San Juan Capistrano." read the release.com/forbes-life-magazine/1999/0308/063. that the selection criteria for "Honored Biographees" in Marquis's Who's Who have become--how to put it?--more democratic. reading. crafts. the publication has tried hard to convey the impression that standards for inclusion have remained the same. at least not very closely. Never heard of these people? Then you haven't read Who's Who lately. Kentucky. a school nurse in Jupiter. Or David Dolsen. a 1986 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. ALWAYS be fair!!!" And of course there's Marguerite Gearhart. a 55-year-old social worker in Elizabethtown. Virginia. According to Who's Who. fired off a full-page press release to "entertainment and business editors" heralding his triumph. The point of Who's Who is not to read it. Though the number of entries in Who's Who in America has grown to over 100. an undertaker in Denver. "To be chosen for inclusion.08. who implores Who's Who readers to "Be on time." Who's Who. Bolanos reminded the editors. Every person in the book is subjected to "painstaking selection. produce more than is expected and always. an administrative assistant from Tacoma. Sawyer. but to be in it.

From 1973 to 1986." An artist. Who's Who in the South and Southwest. I think the majority are appropriate for one of our regional or topical publications. Then who is making the decisions? Paul Canning." Fair enough. "The reality is. Texas. now has a site on the Internet where would-be biographees can complete a "biographical data form.S. Who's Who in the World. a person must meet "qualitative and quantitative criteria." says Aloff. and grants. in order to become an Honored Biographee in Who's Who in America. People like me who really don't get out there in the limelight. wasn't of the highest quality. Reed Elsevier. Donald Ray Grubbs of Portland. cities. I haven't been invited. Only a couple of years ago. And it feels good. It's not as if there's an annual retreat somewhere where we sit around and decide who makes it this year." In other words. the publication's parent company and the owner of Lexis-Nexis. and then Who's Who in America. publisher of National Journal and a member of the board for the last decade." says John Fox Sullivan. he had just received a letter indicating that he had been inducted into yet another volume." as well as for "awards." Applicants who are uncomfortable with sending personal information over the Web are invited to fax their biographies to a number provided on the screen. the flagship Marquis publication. who rarely forwards names to the publication. "will have to have pieces in multiple collections at recognized museums and have one-person shows.role in the nomination process. make the cut automatically. senior vice presidents and above are listed. (The plaque. he confided. Grubbs doesn't put on airs. According to Canning. "but I can't get any more detailed than that. the publication's editorial director from 1992 to 1997. But Who's Who in America also appears to contain a lot of relatively unaccomplished people who simply nominated themselves. We look for writers on The New York Times bestseller list. "We have a thick binder of all the people who must be included. Or if there is.) Yet despite his achievements in the world of Who's Who. I don't do anything. but they don't seem to know much about it. for instance. this is one of our ways of getting a little bit of recognition. wouldn't give a specific answer." Mindy Aloff. There's not a word about qualitative or quantitative criteria. "I don't profess to be a nationally . like artistic directors at ballet companies in major U. too. Now an employee of Longview Inspection. just about everyone who tries hard enough will get his name in print." Some people. "You work up the chain of Who's Who documents. "They didn't give us any guidelines for nominating people. Donald Ray worked as a pipe fitter and welder for the Pipefitters Local 195 in Beaumont." Spaces are provided for "career history." Grubbs explained. a company that assesses the structural integrity of industrial sites. said Canning." So good. Grubbs said. "I was in Who's Who in American Education. or CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies. He sounded pleased. seems to have been left off the guest list. is proof that persistence pays off. "I have nothing but praise to say about them because I think they're serving a good job. a dance critic whose name is also on Who's Who letterhead. For Fortune 500 companies. We have Nobel Prize winners. Does everyone who applies get into Who's Who? "I'll say a majority. was he "elected" to Who's Who in America. honors. though he did say that the admissions process is relatively simple." admitted Canning. Once a year I get a piece of paper asking me if I want to recommend someone." When we talked to Grubbs. he said. I think I need to leave it at that. Grubbs has been appearing in various Who's Who publications for a decade or so. To make the process of self-promotion easier. "There is almost no communication back and forth. including a commemorative wall plaque. that he has purchased a number of Who's Who products over the years. Oscar winners.

When Larry Lawrence. but claimed in Who's Who to have done post-graduate work at the Sorbonne. Grubbs pointed out. which is more than can be said for many of his fellow biographees. for instance. ("He never did buy the book. the late ambassador to Switzerland. another deceased ambassador. Webster and his wife.000 biographies. the former Trish Abigail Boogen. had graduated with a master of fine arts degree from F&M T&A University and received doctorates from Quaker State University and the University of Ron (Ron. . receives 49 lines in Who's Who. Pamela Harriman.C. neither are a lot of other people in the book. who counts among her achievements being a blood donor. Latin-American Business. Anita Dawn Sawyer of Harrison. Unfortunately for Lawrence. Webster. columnist Carl Rowan lists 22 different college degrees in his entry. Webster. wanted to replace his years at Wilbur Wright Junior College with a degree from the University of Arizona. giving himself a membership in a veterans association to back up his spurious war history and a spot on the Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Commission before he was finally caught (though not by Who's Who) and exhumed from his grave at Arlington cemetery. Queenan submitted an application on behalf of a nonexistent magazine editor named R. Rowan graduated from three different colleges in 1966 alone. most of the people listed in Who's Who in America these days almost certainly exist. Margaret Estelle Vorous. gets twice the space of Diane Sawyer of ABC News. none of them identified as honorary. then at American Business magazine. Not all attempts at r&eacutesum&eacute laundering are so blatant. knew that Pat Benatar's real name was Pat Andrzejewski? Or that the rap singer Ice Cube was born O'Shea Jackson? And it's undeniably interesting--if a little sad--to learn that Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was first married way back in 1949. France) before moving on to edit such magazines as American Business. never completed college." Although the ADL promptly notified Marquis that Carto's publishing ventures consisted of printing anti-Semitic tracts. making it the ideal place to tidy up an uneven educational or work history. According to Who's Who. Henry Kissinger gets only 34. and thanks to improved scrutiny.recognized welding instructor. decided to test the Who's Who fact-checking apparatus. Your Business and Our Business Monthly. someone at the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith noticed that Willis Carto. an elementary school librarian in Berkeley Springs. Queenan wrote. was listed in Who's Who as a "publishing executive. entries in Who's Who are mostly self-reported and largely unchecked. West Virginia. It was an embarrassing episode for Marquis. Other "facts" in the volume make for less scintillating reading. Donald Ray Grubbs seems like a fairly straightforward person. A member of the Association of Men and the Bureau of People." Who's Who printed most of the entry in its following edition. his entry was not dropped until 1998. which means that many entries are printed at lengths curiously out of proportion to their importance. Joe Queenan. there are bound to be worthwhile tidbits buried in Who's Who in America. though some are considerably more sinister. for example. all while working as a syndicated columnist. As most of those listed in the book know. he got greedy." chuckles Carto's spokesman. But the book is still not edited thoroughly. apart from girls who grew up in the '80s. had children named Cassette. Who. he turned to Who's Who. On the other hand. he listed his hobby as "managing editing." he said. In 1995." Nationally recognized welding instructor or not. Skippy and Boo-Boo. with 105. who is listed three entries down. "Probably half of the welding staff at Ohio State University are members of Who's Who. founder of the lunatic Liberty Lobby. and there are. Arkansas. To this day. Still. meanwhile.) In the mid-1980s. The Business of Business. Lothar.

The home office seems to do a particularly brisk business in commemorative wall plaques.600 self-identified Catholics in Who's Who. Marquis makes certain they have plenty to buy. too. since many Honored Biographees clearly have a weakness for ordering schlocky products through the mail. does a pretty good business renting the names and addresses of its 250. until you notice the large number of librarians who are listed in Who's Who in America. Or." reads one sample entry. it's hard to see how information like this is valuable to reference librarians." "Over 22 years of progressively responsible experience in the food service industry in key decision-making sales and marketing roles. I could. association memberships and "fundraising opportunities. Suddenly it becomes clear how Ruth Ferro-Nyalka. sex. People who are listed in Who's Who. Marquis assures marketers in its promotional literature. those listed in Who's Who in America can now write up to 200 words about themselves and their work." including pitches for new credit cards. A single three-volume edition of Who's Who in America can cost more than $500. There are 17. or even how many copies it prints. either.300 Jews. "One sterling lapel pin. mostly to see if I could. Which is not to imply that vain librarians are Marquis's only source of income. Who's Who. A 1997 direct-mail pitch suggests that biographees use the "Enhanced Biography" option to draft their own personal classified ads. please.Indeed. That is. paperweights and crystal boxes." The entire database can be rented on computer tape for about $22. The ever-growing Marquis list now includes 20 different Who's Who volumes. A three-year subscription to the entire Who's Who product line goes for $5. might have breezed through "Marquis' unique and time-proven compilation process" to earn a spot in Who's Who in America. .000. The company won't say who buys its books. "I'm interested in quietly declaring some of my achievements. The moment my MasterCard arrived. many of which are updated annually. "are interested in many types of offers." "Which book are you included in?" the woman asked. Cardholders are eligible for a discount on any merchandise they buy from the Who's Who catalogue. the list can be broken down by profession. For $150.3 million growth in annual incremental sales. I'm not listed in any of the Who's Who volumes. she explains by way of example. Either way. including various CD-ROM versions. the group for whom the volume is ostensibly written. which generated $12.95 plus shipping and handling. One of the latest offerings from Marquis is the Who's Who/Chevy Chase Bank MasterCard. It's all pretty amusing. It must be a good list. brusquely. which brings the entire enterprise full circle. they "quietly declare your accomplishments") to Who's Who key rings. "We think librarians are important. The company's "Reflections of Success" catalog advertises an entire line of Who's Who-related junk.686. from Who's Who lapel pins (at $52. "I will not elaborate on anything about Who's Who to someone over the phone." They are certainly in a position to contribute to Who's Who." said publisher Randy Mysel. "Recent accomplishments include successful product introductions into local markets. This is the part where biographees are invited to reflect upon their achievements using their own words. and it must be profitable. I called Who's Who. because Marquis recently decided to expand the concept. a librarian at the Hinsdale (Illinois) public library. catalogues." A call to the company's business office proves more fruitful.000 Honored Biographees to direct mail marketers. sure to be seen by "industry leaders and executive recruiters. the first clue that Who's Who is a vanity publication is the "Thoughts on My Life" feature that appears beneath some entries. Or perhaps not. "A fax won't do it. magazine subscriptions." Perhaps "executive recruiters" really do pore over Who's Who looking to fill highly paid CEO slots." I said. but I decided to order one anyway." explained Paul Canning. it turns out. "We think they contribute to society. the woman on the phone says. and 5. which at close to $100 apiece doubtless make for a profitable little sideline. political affiliation or religion.

" . She didn't seem fazed in the slightest." she said brightly. I said. I'll transfer you. "Well.None. you have to be listed. "But you can talk to the editorial department about that.

a reference librarian at the Donnell Library Center of the New York Public Library. including 12 researchers. make the call on who's notable and who's not. ''Popular culture has expanded and grown coarser. And librarians. managing director for special projects at Marquis Who's Who. Monica Lewinsky? Never had a chance. Who's Who. They take their places in American culture's carved stone with presidents.under a two-year-old management team that wants to recognize popular culture just as emphatically -.Who's In and Who's Out as well. The crowd squeezed into the latest edition is as much V. the basketball player. Kind of like a magazine cover that stays on the stands forever. Nobel Prize winners. by her achievements in three industries: fashion. of reality television. was included last year. incarcerated domestic divas and the famous 15 minutes of fame (probably closer to 5 now). celebrity publicists. And who will never be who? Victoria Gotti. by their inclusion. ''My life is going to go on without it.J. Back after a one-year hiatus is Martha Stewart. the mother of new American cuisine. exhibiting a protective ferocity that might impress the Gottis. recommends them to posterity and to America's collective memory. Gelberg said. believe me. the entertainment elite and the titans of industry. The familiar two-volume ''big red book.html?res=9507E0D6123EF930A25752C1A9639C8B63 THE 60th edition of Who's Who in America. the celebutante. ''Are we trying to make it more relevant? Absolutely. Joel Osteen. She is ineligible because of the Gotti family's associations with organized crime. occupational categories like organized crime are under review. the hip-hop artist. Who's newly who for 2006? Kanye West. But in the era of the Internet and Google. N. or why. ''Who are people talking about? Who is on magazine covers? People in the hip-hop world. whose stint in jail disqualified her in 2005.'' said Matthew Boylan. a star of ''Dynasty. We're adding them in greater numbers. where an editorial team of 70.'' Ms. Socialites..'' a librarian's Vanity Fair. Ken Jennings. recognizes 109. traditionally a polite old-boys' club of state supreme court justices. who is who? ''I think about this every day. This is a part of culture. But with the often upside-down nature of who is celebrated today. Paris Hilton. government and professional figures. Think of going down in history as the ultimate afterparty. Gelberg sometimes looked as stoical as Hercules. like the late. the book's publisher. is now -. the skateboarder. that venerable guide to American achievement.nytimes. so there's no reason not to include Paris Hilton. the author. the actress who plays Gabrielle Solis in ''Desperate Housewives''.November 13. and Linda Evans. X-Games types. was published last week.'' the popular 1980's evening soap opera. HAMILTON http://query. He was speaking at the company's offices in New Providence. Who isn't who yet? Alice Waters. speaking by telephone from California.000 people and. room as reference room.com/gst/fullpage.'' Mr. Gelberg said. explorer/authors. Eva Longoria. Mr. Talking about his work. who holds the record for the longest winning streak on the game show ''Jeopardy''. Gotti said of a Who's Who citation. Mr.'' . to judge from several spoken to. gangsta rap stars. television personality and daughter of John Gotti. what Marquis's editors term ''notorious'' or ''infamous'' achievement. with a few exceptions. are an egalitarian but tough crew when it comes to reference materials. Who was who but isn't for 2006? Beck. clergymen. distinguished. are kept out.P.I. Who isn't who. and Tony Hawk. film and television. the televangelist. botany professors and other conservatively distinguished academic. 2005 Who Are You? Why Are You Here? By WILLIAM L. as in ''Who?'' Rod Strickland.'' said Jon Gelberg. ubiquitous Nan Kempner.

The guide is also applying a brisk sweep of the broom to names that have gathered dust. 26 percent of those included are women.919-page. then contacted for additional information or asked to fill out a form. to make it more reflexive as a reference work.'' Ms. with its new recognition of popular culture. a portrait of America and its tectonic shifts. largely through oversight and not lack of newsworthiness. $749 reference book an authoritative tool and valid portrait of society. said Fred Marks.like an unintended look in the mirror. Cindy Sheehan. available by subscription. which are purchased primarily by libraries. driven by CD's.Hard calls. Though entertainers and other well-publicized figures are not new to Who's Who. Gibson. one and three-quarters each. ''With an Oscar. How does a who become a Who? There are 73 categories and 800 occupations that constitute guidelines for admission. one and a quarter. were excluded until 1927. ''Hilary Duff. Madonna. 37.000 names were dropped while 20. At greatest issue at Marquis is whether Who's Who in America itself is still ''Who. For 2006. its acceptance of popular culture has evolved. Britney Spears. including volumes devoted to American women and to those in education. Terry is being discussed for inclusion in 2007. People will fall in and out of the print edition more quickly than they have in the past. but the product needed great improvement.they have enormous staying power. Mr. the anti-abortionist. who were considered laborers. is a Who by sheer volume of news coverage in the last year. Morrison added. was admitted. When Mae West was denied entrance to the big red book.'' said Kerry Morrison. is not. whom Ms. A total of 25. Brigida Benitez. are subject to debate. ''Compared with Debbie Gibson?'' Ouch.and Hispanic-Americans. his staff reviews lists like the Forbes Celebrity 100 and the Fortune 500. Stephen Hawking and Cher. senior managing director. Asian. Finished entries are not uniformly fact-checked. including those in the book. up from 14 percent 10 years ago. Those selected are sketched biographically. Finkelstein said. Congress. Finkelstein. The company publishes 16 Who's Who titles. . Marquis's managing research editor. Mr. you could stay in until you're dead. Marquis Who's Who also maintains a database. looking for new candidates or verifying that people included in the last edition are still Who. it is now an annual publication. is a picture that some might find startling to see -. Ross Jr. Noam Chomsky. a lawyer and president of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia.'' said James A. Mr. the tennis star and social celebrity. it is a brutal world of column inches: George W. In the 1968-'69 edition of Who's Who. or a dinosaur from the print age? ''It had a great name. ''The fundamental standards here are position and accomplishment. as well as lists specific to various industries and professions. two and a half between them. For those included. Morrison characterized as a ''flash in the pan'' -. If Who's Who in America has created. is one example. Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. Randall Terry.000. of 1. Part of the company's three-year plan to make Who's Who more relevant is to reflect the leadership among African-. Bush. which first appeared in 1898. Gelberg said. who with Wilbur L. those being considered and those of the deceased. its latest edition. two. reflecting parental attitudes toward the Beatles and the Rolling Stones more than professional objectivity. is a 5. the Fortune 1. Christina Aguilera -.000 copies have been sold for shipment for 2006.was never in the book or the database. ''The book fills up fast -. six.000 were added. when Bill Tilden. not laurels. bought Marquis Who's Who in 2003.2 million names. by mosaic. McGovern. opposing the war in Iraq. Appearing every other year until 1992. Who's Who is a dry reminder that celebrity for celebrity's sake is now a seasoned American industry as powerful and internationally recognized as steel once was. tabloid romances and the weightless gravitas of pure appearance. like activists.'' With the information highway now an international Interstate. Professional athletes. To shake out nominees. John Lennon is present but Mick Jagger is not. Ms. Researchers also compile names from general interest magazines like Time and special interest magazines like The American Lawyer.'' In 2006.'' said Gene M. those dropped.Pulitzers. Marquis's chief executive. she told reporters that its editors would not be included in her little black book.Who's Who's worst egg-onthe-face nightmare -. movies. fragrances.

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