APS Best In Show - Grand Champion

YearCultivarExhibitor
1926 LE CYGNE Franklin B. Mead - Fort Wayne, Indiana
1931 SOLANGE Tom Knipe - Kokomo, Indiana
1934 HANSINA BRAND Mrs. A.S. Gowen - St. Paul, Minnesota
1938 HARRY F. LITTLE Harry Little - Definance, Ohio
1942 MRS. R.M. BACHELLER Judge Vories Peony Farm - St. Joseph, Missouri
1945 MARTHA BULLOCK R.C. Schneider - St. Paul, Minnesota
1946 Chinensis: HANSINA BRAND A.L. Volz - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1946 Hybrid: ILLINI BELLE M.C. Karrels - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1947 BLANCHE KING Myron Bigger - Topeka, Kansas
1951 RED CHARM M.C. Karrels - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1952 NANCY NICHOLLS N.R. van Loon - Newton, New Jersey
1953 MAY DELIGHT Elizabeth Falk - Plainfield, Illinois
1954 ANN COUSINS D.S. Hyde - Chicago, Illinois
1955 JAMES PILLOW D.S. Hyde - Chicago, Illinois
1956 LE CYGNE Marvin Karrels - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1958 DORIS COOPER Glenn Greaves - St. Paul, Minnesota
1959 HANSINA BRAND Loyde Thompson - Grand Forks, North Dakota
1960 LE CYGNE D. Sanford Hyde - Chicago, Illinois
1961 FRANCES MAINS Walter Mains - Belle Center, Ohio
1962 MINUET Loyde Thompson - Grand Forks, North Dakota
1963 MRS. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT Clarence Lienau - Detroit, Michigan
1964 HANSINA BRAND W.G. Sindt - Minneapolis, Minnesota
1965 RED CHARM Frank L. Howell - Newton, New Jersey
1966 ANNISQUAM Marvin Karrels, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1967 DORIS COOPER Walter Alexander - Bowling Green, Ohio
1968 CAROL Clarence Lienau - Detroit, Michigan
1969 NICK SHAYLOR Clarence Lienau - Detroit, Michigan
1970 CYTHEREA Marvin Karrels - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1971 DOUGLAS BRAND Brand Peony Farms - Fairbault, Minnesota
1972 SPELLBINDER Marvin Karrels - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1973 DINNER PLATE Roy G. Klehm - Barrington, Illinois
1974 PRINCESS MARGARET Frank Howell - Newton, New Jersey
1975 ROBERT W. AUTEN Marvin Karrels - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1976 CYTHEREA Marvin Karrels - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1977 JAMES PILLOW Clarence Lienau - Detroit, Michigan
1978 PRINCESS MARGARET W.G. Sindt - Minneapolis, Minnesota
1979 YACHIYO TSUBAKI Kit Klehm - Arlington Heights, Illinois
1980 MISS AMERICA Frank Howell - Newton, New Jersey
1981 DOUGLAS BRAND W.G. Sindt - Afron, Minnesota
1982 HAKU RAKU TEN John Simkins - Oakville, Ontario, Canada
1983 CYTHEREA Marvin Karrels - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1984 MRS. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT Robert Schmidt - Brecksville, Ohio
1985 HANSINA BRAND C.F. Spangler - Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin
1986 MINNIE SHAYLOR Carroll Spangler - Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin
1987 HIGH NOON Carroll Spangler - Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin
1988 PINK DERBY Robert Schmidt - Brecksville, Ohio
1989 ROBERT W. AUTEN Robert Schmidt - Brecksville, Ohio
1990 ETCHED SALMON Carl Klehm - South Barrington, Illinois
1991 RUFFLED SUNSET Reath Nursery - Vulcan, Michigan
1992 KAMADA NISHIKI Joe Glocka - West Allis, Wisconsin
1993 YELLOW EMPEROR Robert Schmidt - Brecksville, Ohio
1994 BOWL OF CREAM Roy Klehm - South Barrington, Illinois
1995 KAMADA NISHIKI C.F. Spangler - Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin
1996 NANCY NICHOLLS Don Hollingsworth - Maryville, Missouri
1997 LOIS ELAINE LANING Peter (Chris) Laning - Kalamazoo, Michigan
1998 COMMAND PERFORMANCE Don & Lavon Hollingsworth - Maryville, Missouri
1999 MOONSTONE Floyd Kimball - Stillwater, Minnesota
2000 LEMON CHIFFON Scott Reath - Vulcan, Michigan
2001 GARDEN TREASURE Peter (Chris) Laning - Kalamazoo, Michigan
2002 BARTZELLA Mike Jones - Sioux City, Iowa
2003 CORAL CHARM Adelman Peony Gardens - Brooks, Oregon
2004 GARDEN TREASURE Adelman Peony Gardens - Brooks, Oregon
2005 GARDEN TREASURE Adelman Peony Gardens - Brooks, Oregon
2006 CORAL CHARM Adelman Peony Gardens - Brooks, Oregon
2007 GARDEN TREASURE Hollingsworth Peonies - Maryville, Missouri
2008 BROTHER CHUCK Adelman Peony Gardens - Brooks, Oregon
2009 STELLAR CHARM Adelman Peony Gardens - Brooks, Oregon
2010 FLYING PINK SAUCER Klehm's Song Sparrow Farm - Avalon, Wisconsin
2011 BOB Brooks Gardens - Brooks, Oregon
2012 HEPHESTOS Adelman Peony Gardens - Salem, Oregon
2013 BOREAS Adelman Peony Gardens - Salem, Oregon
2014 ILLINI BELLE Blossom Hill Nursery - Selwyn, Ontario, Canada

* This information is from back issues of The APS Bulletin.