Mary Katherine Campbell

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Mary Katherine Campbell was born in Columbus, Ohio back in 1905. After graduating from the East High School in 1922, she continued her education at Ohio State University as an art major. She also attended Ohio Wesleyan University.

She received offers for three movies, two Broadway musicals and a circus. She was also offered to perform with the famous Ziegfeld Follies as a chorus girl, but her mother would not permit it due to her age.

She married Frederick Townley, an executive at DuPont. He died in 1987 and she followed him three years later.

What you may not know about Mary is that was the only person to win the Miss America pageant twice and the second woman in history to win the title. She was also the first pageant winner to attend college.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray another piece of history shared and enjoyed reading...

May 19, 2019 03:57 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Ahhh...B-utiful in sooo many ways !

May 19, 2019 04:04 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James- very interesting statistic.  There was a time when the pagent was a big thing.

May 19, 2019 04:43 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

She combined beauty with talent, wish you had a picture. Have a wonderful Sunday.

May 19, 2019 04:46 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I have never watched the pageant and too bad we cannot get politicians to follow suit.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 19, 2019 04:47 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

What an interesting story you shared re the pageant.  I had no idea that anyone won it twice!  Have a great week, James. A

May 19, 2019 05:13 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. More trivia here than with my daily questions. Enjoy your day!

May 19, 2019 05:17 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is an amazing story. I couldn't even imagine.

May 19, 2019 06:21 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I have never paid that much attention to the pageants, but that is indeed quite an accomplishment.

May 19, 2019 06:49 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - a two-time winner.  I had no idea.  Interesting cocktail party chatter.  

May 19, 2019 07:40 AM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Interesting history. I haven't watch Miss America since the days of Bert Parks.

May 19, 2019 09:18 AM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Mary certainly was a talented woman. To win the Miss America pageant twice is quite a feat.

May 19, 2019 12:25 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

Thanks for an enjoyable read about Mary Katherine Campbell - another impressive individual in history!


May 19, 2019 01:02 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- very interesting and Wayne Martin could use her stats for his daily trivia. 

May 19, 2019 05:34 PM #14
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray I learned something new today about Miss America!

May 19, 2019 07:06 PM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

James Dray I can honestly say I didn’t know this about Miss America...

May 19, 2019 08:31 PM #16
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

All I can say James is WOW how amazing and I had no idea, now I will have to do some research to learn more about her, Endre

May 19, 2019 10:57 PM #17
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

What a wonderful story of another great ground breaker - thanks for sharing -I had no idea that anyone won the title twice

May 20, 2019 04:15 AM #18
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Good Morning, James, 

I noticed that three of your blogs featured stories about people from Ohio.  I read a history of the Wright Brothers and they attributed some of their success to BEING from Ohio. :-) It must be true!

May 22, 2019 02:38 AM #19
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