Carol McCain (Carol Sheep) Biography, Age, ex-Husband (John McCain), Children, Career


Carol McCain Biography

Carol McCain Bio

Carol McCain (Carol Sheep McCain) is a political aid and political planner born on 19th February 1938 in Pennsylvania, U.S. She was the first wife of late U.S senator John McCain. She is a former director of White House Visitors Office during Reagan administration.

Carol McCain Age 20 years as of 2018; born on 19th February 1938
Carol McCain Education
  • Lansdowne-Aldan High School
  • Centenary Junior College for Women in Hackettstown, New Jersey (majored in English)
Carol McCain Parent Joseph and Mary Sheep
Carol McCain Husband John McCain (1965 – 1980), Alasdair E. Swanson (1958 – 1964)
Carol McCain Children Douglas (1959), Andrew (1962), Sidney McCain (1966)


Carol McCain Career

Carol grew up in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, being five feet eight inches tall she was a swimsuit and runway model for Jantzen swimwear in Philadelphia.

In 1979 she became a personal assistant to Nancy Reagan. She worked with her as a press assistant on Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign, and then worked on the 1980 Republican National Convention. She was director of the 1981 Reagan inaugural ball, and as the Reagan administration began, she handled scheduling for the First Lady and the Reagan children.

In 1981 she became Director of the White House Visitors Office, where she acted as the tour planner. She also dealt with demands from Washington officials.

She doubled the crowds attending and the participatory activities of the annual White House Easter Egg Roll between 1981 and 1986. She was also involved in planning South Lawn State Arrival Ceremonies and national Christmas celebration.

In January 1987 she left the White House Visitors Office position and joined ‘We the People 200, Inc.’, an event planning organisation, where she became the programming director.

In 1990 she was a spokesperson for Washington, Inc., an event planning company. She. was a spokesperson for the Desert Storm Homecoming Foundation. She later worked in press relations for the National Soft Drink Association in Washington. In 2003 she retired and moved to Virginia Beach.

Carol Sheep Marriage

In 1958 she married Alasdair E. Swanson, her midshipman classmate who became a Navy pilot. They had two children Douglas and Andrew but they divorced in 1964.

On 3rd July 1965 she married John McCain who adopted her two son and in 1966 they had their daughter, Sidney. In 1980 they divorced.

Carol has been romantically involved with other men after McCain but she has never remarried.

Carol Sheep and John McCain

Carol and McCai first met when John was at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis from 1954 to 1958. After her divorce, from her first husband, she reacquainted with and started dating John McCain in 1964 when John was stationed at the Naval Air Basic Training Command at Pensacola.

On 3rd July 1965 they got married in Philadelphia. John adopted her two sons, from the previous marriage, and in September 1966 tey had their first child together, Sidney McCain.

On 26th October 1967 John McCain was shot down over North Vietnam becoming a prisoner of war for five and a half years at the Hanoi Hilton at this time Carol ha to raise their children on her own.

On 14th March 1973 John was released from captivity. They became close friends with Ronald and Nancy Reagan, who she later worked for as a personal assistant.

Carol and McCain marriage became constrained due to John partying away from home and his extra marital affairs. In January 1980 they stopped cohabitating, John filed for divorce in February 1980 which was finalised on 2nd April 1980.

Carol was given full custody of her three children as well as alimony, child support, college tuition for their children, houses in Virginia and Florida, and lifelong financial support for her continuing medical treatment.

1980 John McCain’s mother, Roberta McCain sued her for return of personal property but the case was settled in 1981 put of court.

Despite their divorce they remained in good terms with Carol supporting him in his political campaigns. During the 2008 John McCain’s presidential bid she said ‘He’s a good guy. We are still good friends. He is the best man for president.’

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