Lary J. Swoboda

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Lary J. Swoboda, Ph.D (May 28, 1939 – November 25, 2012) was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]


Swoboda was born in Luxemburg, Wisconsin in 1939.[2] A Roman Catholic, he was a member of the Society of the Holy Name and the Knights of Columbus. He received his bachelor's and master's 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. On November 16, 1968, he married Janice M. Hendricks in Green Bay.

Political career[edit]

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). 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.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Lary Swoboda obituary by Green Bay Press-Gazette". Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Lary J. Swoboda". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  3. ^ Lary Swoboda, Wisconsin Historical Society
  4. ^ Obituary at