Elaine S. Dalton

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Elaine S. Dalton
Photo of Elaine S. Dalton at BYU Commencement (2008)
Dalton at BYU Commencement in April 2008
13th general president of the Young Women
2008 – 2013
Called byThomas S. Monson
PredecessorSusan W. Tanner
SuccessorBonnie L. Oscarson
End reasonHonorably released
First Counselor of the general presidency of the Young Women
2007 – 2008
Called bySusan W. Tanner
PredecessorJulie B. Beck
SuccessorMary N. Cook
Second Counselor of the general presidency of the Young Women
2002 – 2007
Called bySusan W. Tanner
PredecessorSharon G. Larsen
SuccessorMary N. Cook
Personal details
BornElaine Schwartz
(1946-11-01) November 1, 1946 (age 67)
Ogden, Utah, United States
Alma materBrigham Young University
SpouseStephen E. Dalton
Children6
WebsiteElaine S. Dalton
 
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Elaine S. Dalton
Photo of Elaine S. Dalton at BYU Commencement (2008)
Dalton at BYU Commencement in April 2008
13th general president of the Young Women
2008 – 2013
Called byThomas S. Monson
PredecessorSusan W. Tanner
SuccessorBonnie L. Oscarson
End reasonHonorably released
First Counselor of the general presidency of the Young Women
2007 – 2008
Called bySusan W. Tanner
PredecessorJulie B. Beck
SuccessorMary N. Cook
Second Counselor of the general presidency of the Young Women
2002 – 2007
Called bySusan W. Tanner
PredecessorSharon G. Larsen
SuccessorMary N. Cook
Personal details
BornElaine Schwartz
(1946-11-01) November 1, 1946 (age 67)
Ogden, Utah, United States
Alma materBrigham Young University
SpouseStephen E. Dalton
Children6
WebsiteElaine S. Dalton

Elaine Schwartz Dalton (born November 1, 1946) was the thirteenth president of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2008 to 2013. From 2002 to 2008, Dalton was a counselor to Susan W. Tanner in the general presidency of the Young Women.

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Elaine Schwartz was born in Ogden, Utah. She earned a degree in English from Brigham Young University and on September 13, 1968, married Stephen E. Dalton in the Salt Lake Temple.

At the October 2002 LDS Church general conference, Dalton was sustained by the church as the second counselor to Susan W. Tanner, the newly-called general president of the Young Women organization. On March 31, 2007, Dalton became Tanner's first counselor when former first counselor Julie B. Beck was released to become the new general president of the church's Relief Society. When Tanner was released on April 5, 2008, Dalton succeeded her as the president of the organization. Dalton's counselors were Mary N. Cook and Ann M. Dibb.

At the April 2013 LDS Church general conference, Dalton and her counselors were released, with Bonnie L. Oscarson succeeding Dalton as president of the Young Women organization. At the time, Dalton had been criticized by some women in the church who were advocating greater church responsibilities for women (including receiving the priesthood).[1][2]

Dalton is the mother of six children.

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Preceded by
Susan W. Tanner
President of the Young Women
2008-2013
Succeeded by
Bonnie L. Oscarson
Preceded by
Julie B. Beck
First Counselor of the
general presidency of the Young Women

2007–2008
Succeeded by
Mary N. Cook
Preceded by
Sharon G. Larsen
Second Counselor of the
general presidency of the Young Women

2002–2007