1924 Miss America Pageant

1924 Miss America Pageant

Pageant Results > Miss America Pageant > 1924 Ruth Malcomson

Eighteen-year-old Ruth Malcomson, Miss America 1924, represented Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the fourth Miss America beauty contest in Atlantic City. Mary Katherine Campbell, Miss America 1923, competed for the crown again, but finished as 1st runner-up. Fay Lanphier, Miss Santa Cruz (California), would go on to be named Miss America 1925.

Ruth Malcomson Miss America 1924
Ruth Malcomson Miss America 1924, Miss Philadelphia, was discovered by a photographer.

At the conclusion of her reign, she returned to Atlantic City to crown her successor, Fay Lanphier, Miss America 1925, Miss California.

Malcomson died in 1988 after a long battle with cancer.

Source: **webcemeteries.com,* findagrave.com, ***www.1assumption.edu

  • Miss America 1924: Ruth Malcomson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1st runner-up: Mary Katherine Campbell (Miss America 1923)
  • Fay Lanphier, Santa Cruz, California
  • Margaret Leigh, Chicago, Illinois
  • Beatrice Roberts, Manhattan, New York
  • Lillian Knight, Los Angeles, California

all Miss Americas

Note: Results prior to 1936 are incomplete.  Placement Key: BR=Bather's Review | MP=Most Popular | F=Finalist | EG=Evening Gown Award | T=Talent Award | BM= Best Model | S=Swimsuit Award | MC=Miss Congeniality | QL=Quality of Life Award


View more pageant history | Miss America Pageant results by year

Opening  I  1920s  I  1930s  I  1940s I  1950s  I  1960s  I  1970s  I  1980s  I  1990s  I  2000s

Copyright, ©Pageant Center, 1998. All rights reserved. This material is fully protected by US copyright law. No content on this website can be reproduced or otherwise used without written permission from pageantcenter.com.
PageantCenter.com is not affiliated in any way with the Miss America Organization. Miss America® is a registered trademark of the Miss America Organization.

Pageant dates

Pageant Calendar
Find pageants near you
Add your pageant Free!
Free e-newsletter
Upcoming Pageants
Auditions/Casting Calls

Pageant Results
Miss World
Miss Universe
Miss America
Miss USA
Miss Teen USA
Miss Americas Teen

Pageant History

Pageant Winners
Major Titleholders
Miss America
Miss USA®
Miss Teen USA
Miss Universe®
Miss World
Mrs. World
Mrs. America
Miss America's Teen
Famous Winners
Titleholder Websites

Pageant News
Pageant News
Miss World News
Miss Universe® News
Miss America News
Miss USA® News
Miss Teen USA News
MAOTeen News
Casting Calls

Pageant History
Pageant Trivia
Fun Facts
Queens Life
Crowning Comedy
Quotable Quotes

Pageant Resources Pageant Dresses
Pageant Questions
Contestant Products

Pageants to Enter
National - USA
All Pageants