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Real estate executive

Carl Richard Schwerdtfeger, American real estate executive. Certified teacher, Illinois; licensed real estate broker, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa; licensed real estate instructor and certified mediator, Illinois. Named Outstanding History Teacher, Illinois State History Society, 1972, Outstanding Teacher, Daughters Colonial Wars, 1974; named to Outstanding Young Men of America, 1972.


Schwerdtfeger, Carl Richard was born on November 29, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Carl Heintz and Lucille Evelyn Schwerdtfeger.


Bachelor, McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois, 1963. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, Platteville, 1968.


Social worker Illinois Public Aid, East St. Louis, 1963. Teacher DeLand-Weldon Public Schools, Weldon, Illinois, 1963-1964. Head department social studies Elizabeth (Illinois) Public Schools, 1964-1984.

Vice president marketing Greater Rockford (Illinois) Aviation, 1985. Director information services U Wisconsin, Platteville, 1985-1987. Real estate sales McCoy Real Estate, Galena, Illinois, 1987-1988.

President, Chief Executive Officer Old Northwest Land Company, Inc., since 1989. Vice president Realtors Land Institute, Springfield, Illinois.


  • Certified teacher, Illinois. Licensed real estate broker, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa. Licensed real estate instructor and certified mediator, Illinois.


  • Other Work

    • Editor/author: (view book) UW-Platteville, 1985. Project historian Find and Restore Apple River Fort, since 1994.


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Democratic candidate for United States Congress from 16th Illinois District, 1982, 84. Member state central committee Illinois Democratic Party, 1986, 94. Vice president Illinois History Society, Springfield, 1975.

Member National Association Realtors, Freeport/Galena Area Association Realtors (president 1995), Illinois Association Realtors (vice president 2000), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, National Rifle Association, Masons, Dubuque Sailing Club, Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club.


  • Other Interests

    Sailing, flying, scuba diving, training horses, restoring sports cars.


Married Carol Elizabeth Schwerdtfeger, October 29, 1960. Children: Caren, C. Richard.

Carl Heintz

Lucille Evelyn Schwerdtfeger

Carol Elizabeth Schwerdtfeger

Caren Schwerdtfeger

C. Richard Schwerdtfeger