American Dairy Princess

This pageant was held by the American Dairy Association for 18 years (1955 to 1972).  Each year's winner traveled all over the USA promoting milk and milk products as a full time employee of the American Dairy Association.  Judging of the girls was based on their personalities, poise and character.  Most of the pageants were held in Chicago, but four were held in Arizona, Florida, Louisiana & Massachusetts.

The winner and a runner-up was announced, though in 1964 and 1971 there was a Top 3.

 

GUIDE
AL - Alabama
AZ - Arizona
AR - Arkansas
CA - California
CO - Colorado
FL - Florida
GA - Georgia
IL - Illinois
IA - Iowa
KS - Kansas
KY - Kentucky
LA - Louisiana
MD - Maryland
MA - Massachusetts
MI - Michigan
MN - Minnesota
MS - Mississippi
MO - Missouri
MT - Montana
NE - Nebraska
ND - North Dakota
OH - Ohio
OK - Oklahoma
OR - Oregon
PA - Pennsylvania
RI - Rhode Island
SD - South Dakota
TN - Tennessee
TX - Texas
UT - Utah
VT - Vermont
WA - Washington
WV - West Virginia
WI - Wisconsin

 


1955
American Dairy Princess

1956
American Dairy Princess milks a cow

1957
Oklahoma crowned by American Dairy Princess 1956
 
1955 October 11
Chicago IL
13 entries
1956 October 7
Chicago IL
19 entries
1957 October 13
Chicago IL
23 entries
1958 November 14
Baton Rouge LA
29 entries

1 MN - Ruth Marie Peterson
2 UT - Pat Obray

1 NE - Shari Lewis*
2 OK - Norma Sue Davis

1 OK - Sandra Sue Stout
2 WA - Dana Noble

1 UT - Carol Ralphs
2 AL - Camille Dunkin

*Shari Lewis was 3rd RU in Miss USA 1956


1959
Michigan crowned by American Dairy Princess 1958

1960
 

1961
Texas crowned by American Dairy Princess 1960

1962
Louisiana (2nd), Washington (winner), American Dairy Princess 1961
1959 October 30
Scottsdale AZ
24 entries
1960 October 30
Chicago IL
32 entries
1961 September 13
Chicago IL
34 entries
1962 September 12
Chicago IL
31 entries

1 MI - Mary Sue Hodge
2 MA - Joan Van Petersilge

1 IA - Bonnie Sue Houghtaling
2 MS - Barbara Lynn Brewer

1 TX - Louise Knolle
2 AL - Haden Harris

1 WA - Sandra Lee Tibeau
2 LA - Zuzanna Woodward

 


1964
Kansas (2nd), Arkansas (winner), American Dairy Princess 1963, Oregon (2nd)

1965
Florida (winner), Washington (2nd)

1966
 
1963 September 17
Miami FL
25 entries
1964 June 24
Chicago IL
21 entries
1965 June 23
Chicago IL
26 entries
1966 June 24
Oak Brook IL
30 entries

1 UT - Sue Ann Godderidge
2 GA - Careen Hart

1 AR - Wilma Lea Blevins
2 (tied) KS - Joy Elaine Rutter
2 (tied) OR - Linda Olsen

1 FL - Susanne Bradford
2 WA - Janet June Pearce

1 MD - Carol Ann Armacost
2 OK - Mary Raye Denton

 


1967
Tennessee (2nd), Ohio (winner), South Dakota (Miss Congeniality)

1968
Oklahoma (2nd), Florida (winner), Oregon (Miss Congeniality)
   
1967 July 20
Chicago IL
29 entries
1968 July 2
Chicago IL
28 entries
1969 July 1
Chicago IL
30 entries
1970 July 1
Boston MA
30 entries

1 OH  - Regran Linn Davis
2 TN - Connie Jane Dunavant

1 FL - Elaine Marie Moore
2 OK - Donna Smith

1 CA - Frances Mary Bispo
2 MN - Linda Louwagie

1 OH - Jane Elizabeth Logan
2 ND - Debbie Huffman

Miss Congeniality
SD - Jean Carolyn Ann Huls
Miss Congeniality
OR - Susan Kimball
Miss Congeniality
IA - Laura Vick
Miss Congeniality
RI - Pamella Jean Hawksley

 


1971

1972
1971 June 30
Chicago IL
29 entries
1972 July 11
Chicago IL
25 entries

1 MN - Gayle Lorraine Krogstad
2 NE - Marlene Timmermann
3 IL - Carol Ann Miller

1 TN - Cathy Ann Combs
2 KS - Becky Ann Smith