Diploma, University Paris Sorbonne, 1964. AB, Hamilton College, 1965. Master of Science, University Texas, 1968.
Postgraduate, Graduate School Ekistics, Athens, Greece, 1966.
City planner, City of Austin, Texas, 1967-1969;
assistant vice president, Rouse Company, Columbia, Maryland., 1969-1974;
director special projects, Arlen Realty, Inc., New York City, 1974-1976;
vice president, American Trade & Finance Company, Arlington, Virginia, 1976-1982;
director technical training program, American Trade & Finance Company, Algeria, N. Africa, 1980-1982;
president, Richard A. Swoboda, Inc., Washington, since 1982;
co-founder, chairman, president, National Literacy Foundation, Inc., Washington, since 1988;
executive administrator legislation group, Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, since 1989;
executive administrator legislation group, Pepper, Hammilton & Scheetz, Washington, since 1989. Board directors READ Institute, Washington, secretary-treasurer, 1991-1995. Teaching fellow Athens (Greece) College, 1965-1966.
Visiting researcher Institute City and Regional Planning, Stuttgart, W. Germany, 1967.
Member of the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, Chattanooga, 1975. Member American Institute Planners, American Society Industrial Security, Emerson Literary Society, Near East End Association.
Married Ronda Janice Johnson, May 28, 1969 (divorced May 1975).