Sally Perdue

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Sally Perdue (also known as Sally Miller and Myra Belle Miller)[1] is a former 1958 Miss Arkansas and Little Rock radio talk show host.[2][3][4] She was a top-10 finalist in the 1958 Miss America pageant.[5]

Miller is a 1960 graduate of Lindenwood College.

Fulfilling a childhood dream, Perdue traveled the length of The Great Wall of China on foot in 1990.[6]

She was awarded Lindenwood's 1991 Alumni Merit Award for professional accomplishment.[7]

In 1994, Perdue stated that she had had an affair with then-Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas in 1983.[4] She is one of three former holders of the Miss Arkansas title to have been extramaritally linked to Clinton.[4] She also stated to Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of The Sunday Telegraph that she had been asked not to reveal the affair by a former Democratic staffer in 1992, who supposedly told her that "they knew that I went jogging by myself and he couldn't guarantee what would happen to my pretty little legs."[8]

In 2005, Perdue settled a lawsuit over her dismissal from employment at the Friends School in West Chester, Pennsylvania.[3]

She earned a master's degree in Education from Regent University, Washington (D. C.) Campus, in 2006.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Whitewater runs deep". National Review. 1994-03-21.
  2. ^ "The Press and Whitewater: Shhhh". The Economist. 1994-02-26.
  3. ^ a b Benjamin Y. Lowe (2005-11-08). "Woman in Clinton affair gets $90,000; The former official at West Chester Friends filed suit, charging bias over her firing in 2003". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. B3.
  4. ^ a b c David Plotz (1998-01-29). "All The President's Women". Slate. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
  5. ^ Ten Enter Atlantic City Semi-Finals. (1958-09-07). The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959), p. A3. Retrieved 2008-09-11, from ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Washington Post (1877 - 1992) database. (Document ID: 121132944).
  6. ^ Associated Press (1990-11-09). "Former Ark. Beauty Queen Beats Snags to Run Great Wall of China". The Commercial Appeal. p. A15.
  7. ^ "Area Universities, Colleges Graduate 22,000 This Spring; Celebrities Speak". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 1991-05-12.
  8. ^ Nat Hentoff (1999-01-19). "The Trashing of Clinton's Women". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2008-08-23.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Suzanne Scudder
Miss Arkansas
Succeeded by
Suzanne Jackson