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|Alma mater||North Texas State University|
Texas Woman’s University
|Occupation||Author and professional speaker|
|Title||Miss Texas 1974|
Miss America 1975
|Predecessor||Rebecca Ann King|
Richard Barret (m. 1976)
Shirley Cothran Barret (born September 18, 1952 in Denton County, Texas) is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Texas.
Early life and education
She graduated from Denton High School in 1970 and was the second Miss America from that high school as Phyllis George was crowned Miss America before her in 1971. She later attended North Texas State University and earned her bachelor of science in elementary education and her master's degree in guidance counseling.
Cothran later used the scholarship money she earned from her Miss America win towards her Ph.D. in early childhood education and family counseling.
Life and career
She married Richard Barret in 1976 and has four children, David, Julia, John, and Mark.
|Awards and achievements|
Rebecca Ann King
| Miss America
| Miss Texas
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