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Miss America 1940
1940 September 7
45  entries

Results
1  PHILADELPHIA (PA)  Frances Marie Burke
2  CALIFORNIA  Rosemary LaPlanche
3  MICHIGAN  Monnie Drake
4  MASSACHUSETTS  Polly L. Connors
5  KENTUCKY  Dorothy Slatten (America '41)

Top 15
DELAWARE  Peggy E. Insolo
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  Catherine Virginia Howe
Eastern PENNSYLVANIA  Mildred Irene Saha
HUNTINGTON (WV)  Juanita Park Wright
MIAMI (FL)  Mitzi Strother
MISSOURI  Virginia Morrison
MONTANA  Kay Kittendorff
MYRTLE BEACH (SC)  La Bruce Sherill
OKLAHOMA  Ada Martyne Woods
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA  Alberta Louise Carts (of Pittsburgh)

Miss Congeniality title was not awarded this year

Remainder
ARIZONA  Anna Marie Barnett
ARKANSAS  Betty Benson
BIRMINGHAM (AL)  Evelyn Randall Motlow
Central OHIO  Bette Jane Hart
COLORADO  Eileen H. Hoskins
CONNECTICUT  Dorothy Pickard
DELAWARE COUNTY (PA)  Dorothy A. Wall
EASTERN NEW YORK  Geraldine Anne Racine
INDIANA  Carolyn M. Akin
KANSAS CITY (MO)  Gloria Kathleen Gipson
KNOXVILLE (TN)  Thelma McGhee
MAINE  Shirley Edith HOUSTON
MARYLAND  Marie Beiser
MINNESOTA  Virginia Dee Kepler
MISSISSIPPI  Carolyn Simon
MONTGOMERY (AL)  Carolyn Louise Foreman
NEW JERSEY  Mildred Marie Selko
NEW ORLEANS (LA)  Pauline Powell
NORTH CAROLINA  Jeanne D’Arbre Wofford
OHIO  Violet Berze
ST. LOUIS (MO)  LaFern Mueller
SOUTH CAROLINA  Vanadora Baker
TENNESSEE  Christine Webb
TEXAS  Gloria Ann Byrns (America 41)
VIRGINIA  Virginia Campbell
WASHINGTON  Peggy Mason
WEST VIRGINIA  Mary Schlarmann Bowles
WESTCHESTER COUNTY (NY)  Constantine Gray
WESTERN KENTUCKY  Violet Owen
WESTERN NEW YORK  Gloria Elizabeth Sheehan
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Miss America 1941
1941  September 6
43  entries

Results
1  CALIFORNIA  Rosemary LaPlanche  (1st RU America '40)
2  WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA  Roselle Marie Hannon
3  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  Jean Fidelis Cavanaugh
4  WESTCHESTER COUNTY (NY)  Lillian Helen O'Donnell
5  NORTH CAROLINA  Joey Augusta Paxton

Top 15
BIRMINGHAM (AL)  Virginia Connie McGraw
FLORIDA  Mitzi Strother
GEORGIA  Esther Bette Shepard
KENTUCKY  Dorothy Slatten (America '40)
MICHIGAN  Gerry Marcoux
NEW YORK CITY (NY)  Grace De Witt
OHIO  Janice Sulzman
OKLAHOMA  Mifaunwy Dolores Shunatona
VIRGINIA  Jacquelyn McWin
WISCONSIN  Betty Ann Miller

Miss Congeniality  OKLAHOMA

Remainder
ARKANSAS  Ferol Amelia Dumas
CHARLESTON (SC)  Miriam King
CLEVELAND (OH)  Lois Jean Beck
COLORADO  Charlene Vivian Woods
CONNECTICUT  Daphne Alemita Gladding
DELAWARE  Verona Smith
EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA  Catherine Jane Albert
INDIANA  Alice Ullery
IOWA  Lorene Ann Snoddy
KANSAS CITY (MO)  Leila Bell Wright
KNOXVILLE (TN)  Katherine Nadine Gammon
LAKE MOHOPAC (NY)  Charlotte Mildred Winstanley
MARYLAND  Mary Jane "Penny" Malone
MASSACHUSETTS  Betsy Sears Taylor
MIAMI (FL)  Anna Louise Baker
MINNESOTA  Patricia Tietz
MISSISSIPPI  Madeline Theresa Smith
MISSOURI  Geraldine Martha Koehler
NEW JERSEY  Marjorie Eleanor Jennings
NEW MEXICO  Beverly Nell Brookshier
NEW ORLEANS (LA)  Helen Yvonne Englert
PHILADELPHIA (PA)  Carrie de Ludo
SAVANNAH (GA)  Gladys Juanitas Collins
SOUTH CAROLINA  Gloria Frances Missel
TENNESSEE  Martha Ewing McKinney
WEST VIRGINIA  Juanita Park Wright  (Huntington-America '40)
WYOMING  Patricia Marie Snyder

Withdrew due to illness
TEXAS  Gloria Ann Byrns (America '40)
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Miss America 1942
1942  September 12
30 entries

Results
1  TEXAS  Jo-Carroll Dennison
2  CHICAGO (IL)  Bette Brunk
3  MICHIGAN  Patricia Uline Hill
4  NEW JERSEY  Madeline Elizabeth Layton
5  CALIFORNIA  Lucille Lambert

Top 10
BIRMINGHAM (AL)  Marie Lucille Duncan
FLORIDA  Eileen Irma Knapp
ILLINOIS  Patricia Hayes
MIAMI (FL)  Leona Beverly Fredericks
NEW YORK CITY (NY)  Annyse Diane Sherman

Miss Congeniality MISSISSIPPI

Remainder
CENTRAL NEW YORK  Catherine Victoria Zambon
CINCINNATI (OH)  Barbara Patterson
COLUMBIA (SC)  Sarah Virginia Pulliam
CONNECTICUT  Alice Irene Clifford
DELAWARE  Dorothy McGovern
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  Marilyn Elaine Makin
MARYLAND  Bettye Mitchell
MASSACHUSETTS  Paula Boardman
MINNESOTA  Jane Goerner
MISSISSIPPI  Dorothy Elizabeth Fox
NEBRASKA  Claire Marie Buglewicz
NEW MEXICO  Marjorie Rose Adams
NEW ORLEANS (LA)  Edna Joyce
NEW YORK  Marion Moselle
PHILADELPHIA (PA)  Geraldine Mae Powell
NORTH CAROLINA  Hilda Ward Taylor
SOUTH CAROLINA  Nelle Xermenia Owens
VIRGINIA  Charlotte Mae Smith
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA  Ruth Elfreda Schmidt
WISCONSIN  Charlotte Lemmer
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Miss America 1943
1943  September 11
33  entries

Results
1  CALIFORNIA  Jean Bartel
2  FLORIDA  Muriel Elizabeth Smith
3  BOSTON (MA)  Helena Frances Mack
4  NEW YORK CITY (NY)  Milena Mae Miller
5  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  Dixie Lou Rafter

Top 10
ARKANSAS  Dorris Jeanne Love
CHICAGO (IL)  Marjorie Dorothy Nelson
MINNESOTA  Florence Mary Hunton
NEW JERSEY  Kathleen Harris
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA  Emma Hammermeister

Miss Congeniality BIRMINGHAM (AL)

Remainder
ATLANTA (GA)  Barbara Annette Britton
BALTIMORE (MD)  Shirlee O’Connell
BIRMINGHAM (AL)  Toula Hagestratou
CINCINNATI (OH)  Joan Hyldoft
COLUMBIA (SC)  Sara Nina Harvin
CONNECTICUT  Mary B. Rice
DELAWARE  Mona Daisy Crawford
EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA  Betty Marie Marcus
ILLINOIS  Dorothy Belle Kohrt
MAINE  Eleanor E. Fournier
MARYLAND  Lillian Marlene Huber
MASSACHUSETTS  Mary Jane McAnulty
MIAMI (FL)  Dolly Esther Bowles
MICHIGAN  Ruby Jean Telfer
MISSISSIPPI  Arminta Scott
NEW ORLEANS (LA)  Shirley Catherine Lange
NEW YORK  Marion Butler
OKLAHOMA  Joan Marceille Hawk
PHILADELPHIA (PA)  June Rae McAdams
RICHMOND (VA)  Dorothy Allyn Taylor
SOUTH CAROLINA  Jenelle Virginia Strange
ST. LOUIS (MO)  Emma Jean Adams
TENNESSEE  Frances Virginia Eakes
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Miss America 1944
1944  September 9
33  entries

Results
1  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  Venus Ramey
2  BOSTON (MA)  Paulina Agnes McKevitt
3  FLORIDA  Virginia Warlen
4  CHICAGO (IL)  Elaine Steinbach
5  BIRMINGHAM (AL)  Betty Jane Rase

Top 12
CALIFORNIA  Shirley Ballard
ILLINOIS  Betty June King
MIAMI (FL)  Vernell Bush
MICHIGAN  Beverly Bennett
MINNESOTA  Patricia Ann Cummings
NEW YORK CITY (NY)  Betty Jo Dazey
PENNSYLVANIA  Margie Dorie

Miss Congeniality  TEXAS

Remainder
ARKANSAS  Mineola Graham
ATLANTA (GA)  Mary Ann Linane
CINCINNATI (OH)  Madeline Blanche Bohanon
COLUMBIA (SC)  Gloria Mae Grisso
CONNECTICUT  Barbara Olive Fisher
DELAWARE  Jacquelyn Vasseur
DETROIT (MI)  Dora June Victor
GEORGIA  Trudie Patricia Hayward
KANSAS  Grace Louise Pittman
MARYLAND  Audrey Jane Klingenberg
MASSACHUSETTS  Lucille Descoteau
MISSISSIPPI  Sarah Ann Topp
NEW HAMPSHIRE  Jackie Edson
NEW JERSEY  Janice Hansen
NEW ORLEANS (LA)  Wilhelmina "Willi" Cecelia Hoffman
NEW YORK  Bobby MacAdam
NORTH CAROLINA  Betsy Marie Dalton
PHILADELPHIA (PA)  Itha Duerrhammer
SOUTH CAROLINA  Billy Owens
TENNESSEE  Marian Nelson Weller
TEXAS  Joyce Theresa Courrege
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NOTE  First year the scholarship program was started

Miss America 1945
1945  September 8
41  entries

Results
1  NEW YORK CITY (NY)  Bess Myerson
2  SAN DIEGO (CA)  Phyllis Mathis
3  BIRMINGHAM (AL)  Frances Lanell Dorn
4  FLORIDA  Virginia Freeland
5  MINNESOTA  Arlene Anderson

Top 13
CALIFORNIA  Polly Ellis
CHICAGO (IL)  Lee Mercer Wieland
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  Dorothy Louise Powell
MARYLAND  Virginia Lee Van Sant
NORTH CAROLINA  Dorothy Louise Johnson
PHILADELPHIA (PA)  Gloria Bair
TENNESSEE  Lee Harriet Henson
TEXAS  Polly Below

Miss Congeniality  NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Remainder
ARKANSAS  Leslie Hampton
ATLANTA (GA)  Pauline Walker
BOSTON (MA)  Claire Thibadeau
CINCINNATI (OH)  Virginia Lee Pleasant
CONNECTICUT  Sylvia Z. Shaw
DETROIT (MI)  Barbara Lee Smith
GEORGIA  Doris Joyce Coker
ILLINOIS  Beverly Ann Long
INDIANA  Betty Anna Lockyear
IOWA  Jeanne Gordon
MAINE  Virginia Trask
MASSACHUSETTS  Ruth Claire Thomas
MIAMI Beach (FL)  Ray Evelyn Crist
MICHIGAN  Therese Mary Sullivan
MISSISSIPPI  Harriet Jane Carr
MISSOURI  Betty Ruth Ream
NEW HAMPSHIRE  Lee Corey
NEW JERSEY  Matilda Agin
NEW ORLEANS (LA)  Helen Shively
NEW YORK  June Jenkins
NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA  Georgina Patterson
OHIO  Julia Ann Donahue
PENNSYLVANIA  Timmie Weston
RHODE ISLAND  Mary Stevens
SOUTH CAROLINA  Margaret Neeley
UTAH  Dorothy F. Holohan
VERMONT  Mary Staikos
WISCONSIN  Eileen Christy
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Miss America 1946
1946 September 7
50 entries

Results
1  CALIFORNIA  Marilyn Buferd
2  ARKANSAS  Rebecca Jane McCall
3  ATLANTA (GA)  Janey Miller
4  LOUISIANA  Marguerite Eileen McClelland
5  UTAH  Armelia Carole Ohmart

Top 16
CHICAGO (IL)  Cloris Leachman
CINCINNATI (OH)  LaVonne Bond
CONNECTICUT  Joan Elizabeth Turner
FLORIDA  Jacquelyn Marie Jennings
ILLINOIS  Patricia Jean Fry
LOUISVILLE (KY)  Patricia Alden Fenton
NEW YORK CITY (NY)  Eileen Henry
NEW YORK  Violet Mellar
PENNSYLVANIA  Eleanor D. Kramer
WEST VIRGINIA  Norma Lee Salisbury
WISCONSIN  Antoine “Toni” Bernice Lunde

Miss Congeniality NEW YORK

Remainder
ALABAMA  Emma Dale Nunnally
BALTIMORE (MD)  Virginia Martin
BIRMINGHAM (AL)  Sue Delores Donegan
BOSTON (MA)  Paula C. Jerome
CANADA  Marion Saver
CLEVELAND (OH)  Mary Eileen Kelly
COLORADO  Raye Donnelly
DETROIT (MI)  Constance Liddicoat
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  Jeanne Marie Carlson
GEORGIA  Mary Lou Henderson
GREATER PHILADELPHIA (PA)  Virginia Brown
INDIANA  Lois Marie Chitwood
IOWA  Jacqueline Means
KANSAS  Joyce Blakemore
KANSAS CITY (MO)  Nadine LaVerne Fugett
KENTUCKY  Mary Madonna Smith
MARYLAND  Dorothy C. Crockett
MASSACHUSETTS  Urania “Rae” Nicholaides
MIAMI BEACH (FL)  Jini Boyd
MICHIGAN  Ruth Lenfestey
MINNESOTA  Rosemary Gregg
MISSISSIPPI  Lennie Josephine Nobles
NEWARK (NJ)  Dorothy Callahan
NEW JERSEY  Helen Sprinitis
NEW MEXICO  Martha Bernice Cooper
NEW ORLEANS (LA)  Joyce Josephine Frink
NORTH CAROLINA  Trudy Riley
OMAHA (NE)  Marjorie Hanson
RHODE ISLAND  Marilyn A. Tripp
SOUTH CAROLINA  Anne Mae Morse
TENNESSEE  Wilda Bowman
TEXAS  D. Anne Wisener
VERMONT  Lola Jacqueline Sundberg
VIRGINIA  Bette Jean Cannon
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Miss America 1947
1947 September 6
54  entries

Results
1  MEMPHIS (TN)  Barbara Jo Walker
2  MINNESOTA  Elaine Mary Campbell
3  CANADA  Margaret Marshall
4  ALABAMA  Peggy June Elder  (winner Dixie '47)
5  CALIFORNIA  Laura Jean Emery

Top 15
ARIZONA  Wanda Jo Law
KENTUCKY  Evelyn L. Murray
MIAMI BEACH (FL)  Pepper Donna Shore
NEW JERSEY  Delores Mendes
NEW YORK CITY (NY)  Raven Malone
OREGON  Jo Ann Amorde
PITTSBURGH (PA)  Lillian Handford
TENNESSEE  Georgia Jean Cunningham
WEST VIRGINIA  Joan Elizabeth Estep
WYOMING  Dorothy June McKay

Miss Congeniality  TEXAS

Remainder
ARKANSAS  Pam Camp
ATLANTA (GA)  Joy Elizabeth Smith
BROOKLYN (NY)  Lynn Faune
CHATTANOOGA (TN)  Dorothy Jane Cunningham
CHICAGO (IL)  Joan Hiatt
COLORADO  Joyce Haycock
CONNECTICUT  Louise Helen Bienvenu
DETROIT (MI)  Jane Rose Foster
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  Margaret Augusta Wilson
FLORIDA  Eula Ann McGehee
GEORGIA  Robbie Orene Sauls
GREATER PHILADELPHIA (PA)  Kay McClane
IDAHO  Norma Joyce Briggs
ILLINOIS  Maree V. Evans
INDIANA  Beverly D. Trenary
IOWA  Ruth Janet Anderson
KANSAS  Ruth Ellen Richmond
LOS ANGELES County (CA)  Marilyn Davidson
LOUISIANA  Ruth Mary Blust
LOUISVILLE (KY)  Margaret Allen Hill
MARYLAND  Carolyn Jean Dixon
MICHIGAN  Peggy June Ellsworth
MISSISSIPPI  Kitty Blevins Bailey
MISSOURI  Mary Jean Burke
MONTANA  Carol Haffele Chaffin
NEW HAMPSHIRE  Bernice E. Loiselle
NEW YORK  Carol Lee Fredericks
NORTH CAROLINA  Alice Vivian White
OHIO  Nancy Nesbitt
OMAHA (NE)  Madalyn Joyce King
PENNSYLVANIA  Dorothy Gresh
RHODE ISLAND  Ellen DiCenzo
SOUTH CAROLINA  Margaret Jean Griffin
SOUTH DAKOTA  Roselyn Lea Anderson
TEXAS  Luna Lynn McClain
UTAH  Donna Southwick
VERMONT  Barbara Helen Campbell
VIRGINIA  Ruthellen Mears
WISCONSIN  Gladys Berkley
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Miss America 1948
1948 September 11
55  entries

Results
1  MINNESOTA  Beatrice Bella “BeBe” Shopp
2  WYOMING  Carol Held
3  ALABAMA  Martha Ann Ingram
4  KANSAS  Vera June Ralston
5  OKLAHOMA  Donna Jane Briggs

Top 15
ATLANTA (GA)  Jerry Long
CHICAGO (IL)  Lois June Nettleton
DETROIT (MI)  Doris Evelyn Johnson
FLORIDA  Rosemary Carpenter
MASSACHUSETTS  Barbara Louise Laughton
MEMPHIS (TN)  Lois Jeanette Welsh
MONTANA  Patti Anne Luer
NEW YORK CITY (NY)  Connie Inge Ronde
OREGON  Joyce Davis
UTAH  Marilyn Robinson

Miss Congeniality  HAWAII

Remainder
ARIZONA  Donna Lea McElroy
ARKANSAS  Van Louis McDaniel
BIRMINGHAM (AL)  Marjorie Orr
BOSTON (MA)  Barbara McGrath
CALIFORNIA  Reba Watterson
CANADA  Betty Jean Ferguson
COLORADO  Virginia Smith
CONNECTICUT  Fairfax Bushnell Mason
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  Joann Virginia Miller
GEORGIA  Gwendolyn West
GREATER PHILADELPHIA (PA)  Betty Jane Bruce
HAWAII  Yun Tau Zane
ILLINOIS  Viola Hutmacher
INDIANA  Patti Grubbs
KENTUCKY  Mildred Hollinger
MAINE  Muriel Applebee
MARYLAND  Juanita Melrose Lookabaugh
MICHIGAN  Linda Carroll
MISSISSIPPI  Virginia Hollingsworth
MISSOURI  Dorothy Jean Smith
NEBRASKA  Betty Love Booth
NEW HAMPSHIRE  Lillian Elizabeth “Betty” Taylor
NEW JERSEY  Barbara Anderson
NEW MEXICO  Sara Bertha Young
NEW YORK  M. Yvonne Fix
NORTH CAROLINA  Patsy Ann Osborne
OHIO  Maxine Waack
OMAHA (NE)  Serena McKinney
PENNSYLVANIA  Ruth Douglas
PITTSBURGH (PA)  Sarah Cromwell
PUERTO RICO  Irma Nydia Vasquez
SOUTH CAROLINA  Esther Ruth Greene
SOUTH DAKOTA  Myrna Elaine Clemensen
TENNESSEE  Dorothy Jane Free
TEXAS  Bonnie Jean Bland
VERMONT  Jean Peatman
VIRGINIA  Bobby Joe Wilson
WASHINGTON  Lorraine May Lowder
WEST VIRGINIA  Jane Ellen Queen
WISCONSIN  Marvene Fischer
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Miss America 1949
1949 September 10
52  entries

Results
1  ARIZONA  Jacque Mercer
2  MISSISSIPPI  Katherine Wright
3  ILLINOIS  Trudi Germi
4  COLORADO  Sylvia Canaday
5  CALIFORNIA  Jone Ann Pedersen

Top 15
ARKANSAS  Barbara Jean Brothers
CANADA  Margaret Lynn Munn
CHICAGO (IL)  Teresa Giorgian
HAWAII  Bee Jay “Bee Jay” Johnston
KANSAS  Shirley Nan Hargiss
MICHIGAN  Dolores Jane Motter
MINNESOTA  Gloria Yvonne Burkhart
NEW JERSEY  Betty Jane Crowley
NEW YORK CITY (NY)  Loreen Ellen Osgood
WISCONSIN  Phyllis Ann Kessler

Miss Congeniality MONTANA

Remainder
ALABAMA  Frieda Roser
CONNECTICUT  Barbara Louise Smetana
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  Mary Jane Hayes
FLORIDA  Shirley Anne Rhodes
GEORGIA  Dorothy Johnston
GREATER PHILADELPHIA (PA)  Miriam Lapayowker
INDIANA  Patricia Cunningham
IOWA  Barbara Jane Juel
KENTUCKY  Betty Haverstock
LOUISIANA  Annie Hollingsworth
MAINE  Connie Gingras
MARYLAND  Jean Crow
MASSACHUSETTS  Gloria Marie Curelli
MISSOURI  Mary Jane Stone
MONTANA  Carol Rosebel Fraser
NEBRASKA  Vanita Mae Brown
NEVADA  Carol Diane Lampe
NEW HAMPSHIRE  Flora Jane Sleeper
NEW MEXICO  Shirley Hughes
NEW YORK  Wanda Nalepa
NORTH CAROLINA  Nancy Lee Yelverton
NORTH DAKOTA  Kitty Gates Page
OHIO  Florence Bondi
OKLAHOMA  Georgine Ruth Leeka
OREGON  Beverly Faith Krueger
PENNSYLVANIA  Marlene Carozzo
PUERTO RICO  Avelina Medrano
SOUTH CAROLINA  Barrie Jean Wingard
SOUTH DAKOTA  Carol Jean Quinn
TENNESSEE  Adelyn Sumner
TEXAS  Ysleta Leissner
UTAH  June Barlow
VERMONT  Annalou Johnston
VIRGINIA  Betty Lewis
WASHINGTON  Libby Aldrich
WEST VIRGINIA  Georganne Steiss
WYOMING  Esther MacLeod

 
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