| University of Memphis|
University of Memphis
Miss America 1947
| Barbara Walker|
June 7, 2000
Barbara Jo Walker Wikipedia
Barbara Jo Walker Hummel (March 12, 1926 – June 7, 2000) was Miss America in 1947.
She was the last Miss America to be crowned in her bathing suit; all since 1947 have been crowned in their evening gowns. Walker, was Miss Memphis, the last city representative to win the crown. She died in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 7, 2000.
She attended the University of Memphis and is an alumna of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She is also the mother of the late Andy Hummel of the legendary Memphis-based power pop band Big Star.