Re: to comma or not to comma

Subject: Re: to comma or not to comma
From: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 1995 07:36:44 MST

Amy Maclin <MACLINA -at- ORAU -dot- GOV> asked-->
You are writing a Chicago Manual-style bibliography entry. In the
example below, when listing Mr. Howell, would you put a comma in
front of "III" or not? (I told you it was piddling.)

1. Howell, Thurston III, and Ginger Grant.
2. Howell, Thurston, III, and Ginger Grant.

If it were "Jr.," you'd put the commas around it, of course.
However, I'm not sure "III" should necessarily be treated the same,
since one would write "Thurston Howell, Jr." but not "Thurston
Howell, III." We can't find it in any of our references. Can
someone ease our troubled minds?
No comma.

The New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and Usage
(page 500) says " Jr. and III after the first name
(Harvey, Paul Jr.) ...."

Note that no comma is used before either Jr. or III in

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