Complete list of Miss America winners by State * Where does your state rank?

Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

Our Miss Americas


1921   Margaret Gorman   Washington, DC  
1922   Mary Katherine Campbell   Columbus, OH  
1923   Mary Katherine Campbell   Columbus, OH  
1924   Ruth Malcomson   Philadelphia, PA  
1925   Fay Lanphier   Oakland, CA  
1926   Norma Smallwood   Tulsa, OK  
1927   Lois Delander   Joliet, IL  
1933   Marian Bergeron   West Haven, CT  
1935   Henrietta Leaver   Pittsburgh, PA  
1936   Rose Coyle   Philadelphia, PA  
1937   Bette Cooper   Bertrand Island, NJ  
1938   Marilyn Meseke   Marion, OH  
1939   Patricia Donnelly   Detroit, MI  
1940   Frances Burke   Philadelphia, PA  
1941   Rosemary LaPlanche   Los Angeles, CA  
1942   Jo-Carroll Dennison   Tyler, TX  
1943   Jean Bartel   Los Angeles, CA  
1944   Venus Ramey   Washington, DC  
1945   Bess Myerson   New York, NY  
1946   Marilyn Buferd   Los Angeles, CA  
1947   Barbara Walker   Memphis, TN  
1948   BeBe Shopp   Hopkins, MN  
1949   Jacque Mercer   Litchfield, AZ  
1951   Yolande Betbeze   Mobile, AL  
1952   Colleen Hutchins   Salt Lake City, UT  
1953   Neva Langley   Macon, GA  
1954   Evelyn Ay   Ephrata, PA  
1955   Lee Meriwether   San Francisco, CA  
1956   Sharon Ritchie   Denver, CO  
1957   Marian McKnight   Manning, SC  
1958   Marilyn Van Derbur   Denver, CO  
1959   Mary Ann Mobley   Brandon, MS  
1960   Lynda Mead   Natchez, MS  
1961   Nancy Fleming   Montague, MI  
1962   Maria Fletcher   Asheville, NC  
1963   Jacquelyn Mayer   Sandusky, OH  
1964   Donna Axum   El Dorado, AR  
1965   Vonda Van Dyke   Phoenix, AZ  
1966   Deborah Bryant   Overland Park, KS  
1967   Jane Jayroe   Laverne, OK  
1968   Debra Barnes   Pittsburg, KS  
1969   Judith Ford   Belvidere, IL  
1970   Pamela Eldred   West Bloomfield, MI  
1971   Phyllis George   Denton, TX  
1972   Laurel Lea Schaefer   Bexley, OH  
1973   Terry Meeuwsen   De Pere, WI  
1974   Rebecca King   Denver, CO  
1975   Shirley Cothran   Denton, TX  
1976   Tawny Godin   Saratoga Springs, NY  
1977   Dorothy Benham   Edina, MN  
1978   Susan Perkins   Columbus, OH  
1979   Kylene Barker   Roanoke, VA  
1980   Cheryl Prewitt   Ackerman, MS  
1981   Susan Powell   Elk City, OK  
1982   Elizabeth Ward   Russellville, AR  
1983   Debra Maffett   Anaheim, CA  
1984   Vanessa Williams   Millwood, NY 
1984   Suzette Charles   Mays Landing, NJ 
1985   Sharlene Wells   Salt Lake City, UT    
1986   Susan Akin   Meridian, MS  
1987   Kellye Cash   Memphis, TN  
1988   Kaye Lani Rae Rafko   Monroe, MI  
1989   Gretchen Carlson   Anoka, MN  
1990   Debbye Turner   Columbia, MO  
1991   Marjorie Vincent   Oak Park, IL  
1992   Carolyn Sapp   Honolulu, HI  
1993   Leanza Cornett   Jacksonville, FL  
1994   Kimberly Aiken   Columbia, SC  
1995   Heather Whitestone   Birmingham, AL  
1996   Shawntel Smith   Muldrow, OK  
1997   Tara Holland   Overland Park, KS  
1998   Kate Shindle   Evanston, IL  
1999   Nicole Johnson   Virginia Beach, VA  
2000   Heather French   Maysville, KY  
2001   Angela Perez Baraquio   Honolulu, HI  
2002   Katie Harman   Gresham, Oregon  
2003   Erika Harold   Urbana, IL  
2004   Ericka Dunlap   Orlando, FL  
2005   Deidre Downs   Birmingham, AL  
2006   Jennifer Berry   Tulsa, OK  
2007   Lauren Nelson   Lawton, OK  
2008   Kirsten Haglund   Farmington Hills, MI  
2009   Katie Stam   Seymour, IN  

Today, Miss America logs approximately 20,000 miles a month, changing her location every 18 - 36 hours and reaching out to support charitable and community endeavors that characterize her present-day image.


Posted by

Wallace S. Gibson is a Certified Property Manager with over 50 years of property management experience and expertise.  She maintains a specialized property management business in Central Virginia serving Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna and Louisa counties  


View our available Charlottesville, Albemarle and Lake Monticello rental homes online with photos and floor plans

" be a Virginian, either by Birth, Marriage, Adoption, or even on one's Mother's side, is an Introduction to any State in the Union, a Passport to any Foreign Country, and a Benediction from the Almighty God...." Anonymous



This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Active Rain Block Party
Around The Water Cooler
The Ninety-ninth Percentile
miss america winners

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Dana Couch-Davis
Kendall Haney Realty Group - Memphis, TN

How nice Wallace.  The Miss America program does a great deal for young ladies and their education.  Additionally, typically Miss America is a good role model.

Jan 30, 2010 01:40 PM #1
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Dana * I agree and the show was very good this year * only got to see the last 15 whittled down which was in the 2 hours show * just the right length

Jan 30, 2010 01:43 PM #2
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

Five are listed from Illinois - my State... does this mean i'm a "beaut" ?

Jan 30, 2010 02:10 PM #3
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I it sure does!!!  I'm so OLD, I remember Bess Myerson and Lee Meriwether * both were on TV

Jan 30, 2010 09:20 PM #4
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

Kind of a cool list Wallace.

Jan 31, 2010 03:15 AM #5
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

OK twice in a row * way cool.  I remember the Vanessa Williams' photo issue * it did her no harm!

Jan 31, 2010 03:19 AM #6
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Wallace S. Gibson, CPM

Ask me a question

Additional Information