Shirley Cothran

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Shirley Cothran
Shirley Cothran, 1975 Miss America.jpg
Born (1952-09-18) September 18, 1952 (age 64)
Denton County, Texas
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
Spouse(s) Richard K. Barret

Shirley Cothran Barret (born September 18, 1952 in Denton County, Texas) is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Texas. She was crowned Miss Texas 1974 and won Miss America 1975. 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
Succeeded by
Tawny Godin
Preceded by
Judy Mallett
Miss Texas
Succeeded by
Phyllis Barger