Deborah Jean Howard

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Deborah Jean Howard
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born (1967-02-13)February 13, 1967
Concord, New Hampshire
Died July 24, 2009(2009-07-24) (aged 42)
New Hampton, New Hampshire
Education Plymouth State University
Title(s) Miss New Hampshire 1991
Miss America 1992

Deborah Jean Howard (February 13, 1967 – July 24, 2009) was an American beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Miss New Hampshire 1991 and competed for the Miss America 1992 title.[1][2]

Howard was a graduate of Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire, and Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.[3] She earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1989 and a master's degree in special education in 2007.[4] After her reign, she continued acting, singing, and dancing in community productions and teaching Sunday school.[5] She became a school teacher and a drama coach. She died on July 24, 2009, in a car accident on Interstate 93. She was 42.[3][5]


  1. ^ "History suggests state can't win title". The Daily Record. Ellensburg, WA. Associated Press. September 10, 1991. p. 6. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Miss NH in Review". Miss New Hampshire. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Hanna, Maddie (July 25, 2009). "Former Miss N.H. killed in car crash; Concord High grad was an educator". Concord Monitor. Concord, NH. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Deborah J. Howard; Miss New Hampshire 1991". Concord Monitor. Concord, NH. July 29, 2009. Archived from the original on September 4, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Guay, Victoria; Lewis, Bea (July 25, 2009). "I-93 crash kills Newfound teacher". The Citizen. Laconia, NH. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 

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Preceded by
Melanie Denise Bridges
Miss New Hampshire
Succeeded by
Rachel Alice Petz