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Miss America Titleholders

1921Margaret GormanWashington, D.C.
1922Mary Katherine CampbellColumbus, Ohio
1923Mary Katherine CampbellColumbus, Ohio
1924Ruth MalcomsonPhiladelphia, Pa.
1925Fay Lanphier California
1926Norma SmallwoodTulsa, Okla.
1927Lois DelanderIllinois
1928No Pageant
1929No Pageant
1930No Pageant
1931No Pageant
1932No Pageant
1933Marian BergeronConnecticut
1934No Pageant
1935Henrietta LeaverPittsburgh, Pa.
1936Rose CoylePhiladelphia, Pa.
1937Bette CooperBertrand Island, N.J.
1938Marilyn MesekeOhio
1939Patricia DonnellyMichigan
1940Frances Marie BurkePhiladelphia, Pa.
1941Rosemary LaPlancheCalifornia
1942Jo-Carroll DennisonTexas
1943Jean BartelCalifornia
1944Venus RameyWashington, D.C.
1945Bess MyersonNew York City
1946Marilyn BuferdCalifornia
1947Barbara WalkerMemphis, Tenn.
1948BeBe ShoppMinnesota
1949Jacque MercerArizona
1950Dating of title changed (See note)
1951Yolande BetbezeAlabama
1952Colleen Kay HutchinsUtah
1953Neva Jane LangleyGeorgia
1954Evelyn AyPennsylvania
1955Lee Ann MeriwetherCalifornia
1956Sharon Kay RitchieColorado
1957Marian Ann McKnightSouth Carolina
1958Marilyn Van DerburColorado
1959Mary Ann MobleyMississippi
1960Lynda Lee MeadMississippi
1961Nancy FlemingMichigan
1962Maria Beale FletcherNorth Carolina
1963Jacquelyn MayerOhio
1964Donna AxumArkansas
1965Vonda Kay Van DykeArizona
1966Deborah Bryant Kansas
1967Jane Anne JayroeOklahoma
1968Debra Dene BarnesKansas
1969Judith FordIllinois
1970Pamela Anne EldredMichigan
1971Phyllis GeorgeTexas
1972Laurel Lea Schaefer Ohio
1973Terry Anne MeeuwsenWisconsin
1974Rebecca KingColorado
1975Shirley CothranTexas
1976Tawny GodinNew York
1977Dorothy BenhamMinnesota
1978Susan PerkinsOhio
1979Kylene BarkerVirginia
1980Cheryl PrewittMississippi
1981Susan PowellOklahoma
1982Elizabeth WardArkansas
1983Debra Sue MaffettCalifornia
1984Vanessa Williams*New York
1984Suzette Charles**New Jersey
1985Sharlene WellsUtah
1986Susan AkinMississippi
1987Kellye CashTennessee
1988Kaye Lani Rae RafkoMichigan
1989 Gretchen CarlsonMinnesota
1990Debbye TurnerMissouri
1991Marjorie Judith VincentIllinois
1992Carolyn SappHawaii
1993Leanza Cornett Florida
1994Kimberly AikenSouth Carolina
1995Heather WhitestoneAlabama
1996Shawntel SmithOklahoma
1997Tara Dawn HollandKansas
1998Katherine "Kate" ShindleIllinois
1999Nicole Johnson            Virginia
2000Heather Renee French Kentucky
2001Angela Perez Baraquio Hawaii
2002Katie Harmon Oregon
2003Erika Harold Illinois
2004Ericka DunlapFlorida
2005Deidre DownsAlabama
2006Jennifer BerryOklahoma
2007Lauren NelsonOklahoma
2008Kirsten HaglundMichigan
2009Katie StamIndiana

From 1921 until 1950, the Miss America winner was designated according to the year she was crowned. Beginning in 1950, the winner was designated according to the following year. So, Miss America 1949 was crowned in 1949, Miss America 1951 was crowned in 1950, and no one bore the title Miss America 1950. There was no pageant in the calendar year 2005 due to TV contract problems, and Miss America 2006 was crowned in January 2006.

*Resigned under pressure due to photographs made before her reign.
**Succeeded Vanessa Williams when Ms. Williams resigned.

Listing from sources approved by the Miss America Pageant.
Additional information provided by the Pageant News Bureau.

 

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