Shirley Cothran

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Shirley Cothran
Born 1953
Education - Elementary Education - Bachelor of Science; Guidance and Counseling - Master of Education; Early Childhood Education and Family Counseling - Doctor of Philosophy
Occupation Author and professional speaker
Title Miss America 1975
Predecessor Rebecca Ann King
Successor Tawny Godin
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Richard K. Barret

Shirley Cothran (born 1953) was the 1975 winner of the Miss America pageant. She graduated from Denton High School in 1970 and was the second Miss America winner from that school in four years as Phyllis George wore the crown before her in 1971. Cothran used the scholarship money from the contest to get her Ph.D. in Education. She currently tours as a motivational speaker and still resides in Texas.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rebecca Ann King
Miss America
1975
Succeeded by
Tawny Godin
Preceded by
Judy Mallett
Miss Texas
1974
Succeeded by
Phyllis Barger