Jacquelyn Mayer

http://the-american-history.blogspot.com/Jacquelyn Jeanne "Jackie" Mayer is a former Miss Ohio 1962 and Miss America 1963 and now travels the United States as a motivational speaker, famous for her recovery from a near-fatal stroke suffered at age 28. She was crowned Miss Ohio in 1962 which permitted her to enter the Miss America pageant that year. On September 8, 1962, in front of an audience of 30,000 at the Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall and watched by millions further across America, she was crowned Miss America for 1963. For over 20 years, Mayer has dedicated her life to supplementary stroke survivors and their families. She was speaks to several of schools, colleges and corporations each year. She is an associate of the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, induct in 1997. In the spring of 2001, Jackie was reward the first ever Honorary Doctorate Degree from Lourdes College in Sylvania, Ohio. The part of State Route 2 that runs through Erie County is named "Jackie Mayer Miss America Highway" in her honor.
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Birth Date
August 20, 1942
Birth Place
Sandusky, Ohio
Alma mater
Sandusky High School
Title
Miss Ohio, Miss America
Major competition(s)
Miss America 1963

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