Ramey left Kentucky to work for the war effort in Washington, D.C., and won the Miss District of Columbia pageant and then became Miss America in 1944. She was the first red-haired contestant to win the title.
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- "Johnson County History... and That's a Fact". http://www.johnsoncountykyhistory.com/people/RS.html. Retrieved 2007-04-20.
- "Miss America History 1944". Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. https://web.archive.org/web/20060923040646/http://www.missamerica.org/our-miss-americas/1940/1944.aspx. Retrieved 2006-12-30.
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