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politician , teacher , member of the Wisconsin State Assembly

Lary Joseph Swoboda, American state legislator. Certified educational specialist. Active Democratic County Unit; Kewnauci County History Society; Member Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, Lions, Phi Eta Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa.


Swoboda, Lary Joseph was born on May 28, 1939 in Luxemburg, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Joseph Francis and Catherine Magdalene (Daul) Swoboda.


Bachelor of Science in Speech and Education, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1963. Master of Science in Political Science, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1965. Educational Specialist, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1988.

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1999.


He received his bachelors and masters degrees from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and became a schoolteacher in the Southern Door School system. Swoboda was born to Joseph and Catherine (née Daul) Swoboda. After leaving public office, Swoboda was state director of Americorps.

He received his doctorate and became a school administrator. In 2000, he sought election to the Wisconsin State Assembly and was defeated. Lary Swoboda died on November 25, 2012, aged 73, from a heart attack.


  • Certified educational specialist.


A Roman Catholic, he was a member of the Society of the Holy Name and the Knights of Columbus. Swoboda was a Democratic member of the Assembly from 1971 to his retirement in 1994 (at which time he was the longest-serving member of the Assembly).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, music, drama.


Married Janice Marie Hendricks, November 16, 1968.

Joseph Francis Swoboda

Catherine Magdalene (Daul) Swoboda

Janice Marie Hendricks