Elaine McCart

Elaine Lois McCart (née Hoard; October 7, 1928 – May 1, 2020) was an American nurse and politician.

A native of Alcester, South Dakota, Elaine Hoard was born on October 7, 1928, to parents Ross and Eva Hoard.[1][2] Hoard attended the McKennan Hospital nursing school. She married John B. McCart in 1951,[1][2] two years after graduating. The couple raised five children, with Elaine McCart working part time as a nurse.[1] When their youngest children began school, McCart pursued a bachelor's degree.[1] She was a nursing instructor at Sioux Valley Hospital, now known as Sanford Hospital.[1] Elaine McCart was appointed to the South Dakota Senate on November 19, 1975, to fill the unexpired term of Marilynn Kelm.[3] She represented Senate District 11, alongside fellow Democrats David H. Billion and Jerome Mayer. In later life, McCart moved to San Diego, California,[1] and died on May 1, 2020, in Santee, California.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Elaine L. McCart". Argus Leader. May 6, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Elaine Lois McCart". San Diego Union Tribune. May 10, 2020. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "Elaine L. McCart". South Dakota Legislative Library. Retrieved May 16, 2020.