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Jacquelyn Mayer

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Jacquelyn "Jackie" Mayer was Miss America 1963!

Professional life

Famously known for having a near-fatal stroke, Jackie Mayer has spent her life serving as a motivational speaker for schools, colleges and companies about the importance of stroke awareness.

In 1970 during the Thanksgiving holiday, she suffered a stroke and spent the next 7 years in rehabilitation. She had to relearn everything from the alphabet, to walking, to basic motor skills. She has since dedicated her life to helping families and individuals suffering from stroke. She is a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.

Pageant life

She was crowned the first Miss Vacationaland in 1962 and went on to compete for Miss Ohio and won Miss America on September 8, 1962.

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    August 20, 1942

  • Ohio, United States

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Talent

Musician

What is the Occupation of Jacquelyn Mayer

Health Advocate

Which School Did Jacquelyn Mayer Attend?

Northwestern University

FUN FACTS about Jacquelyn Mayer

She has an honorary doctorate degree from Lourdes College. She is the executive director for the Miss Vacationland pageant. She considers herself 90% recovered.

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