Former State Representative Lary Swoboda Honored By Wisconsin State Assembly


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As the Research Assistant  and Committee Clerk for many years for State Representative Lary Swoboda I am most pleased that the State Assembly will take up Joint Resolution 69 today which relates to the life and public service of the Luxemburg Democrat.  Swoboda died last fall.

Here is the text of AJR 69.

Whereas, former state representative Lary Swoboda was born May 28, 1939, in Luxemburg, Wisconsin, and died November 25, 2012; and

Whereas, Lary Swoboda received his bachelor’s degree in speech and education in 1963 and his master’s degree in political science in 1968, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and later his Ph.D.; and

Whereas, Lary Swoboda served as a Democratic state representative from 1971 to 1994, first for the Door-Kewaunee district, later numbered the 73rd Assembly  District, and then the 1st Assembly District; and
Whereas, upon his retirement from the legislature in 1994, Lary Swoboda was appointed executive director of the National and Community Service Board, which  grants AmeriCorps funds to organizations that involve citizens in service activities that meet human, educational, environmental, public safety, and homeland security needs; and

Whereas, Lary Swoboda taught English at Southern Door High School, civics and government at Luxemburg-Casco Junior High School, and other subjects at various other schools, including Concordia University and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; and

Whereas, Lary Swoboda served as principal at Saint Joseph Grade School in Sturgeon Bay and as principal at Oneida Grade School and High School; and
Whereas, Lary Swoboda tutored English with the Kewaunee County Literacy Program for many years; and 
Whereas, Lary Swoboda donated many books to the Village of Luxemburg library and worked with the Boy Scouts to construct many bookcases; and
Whereas, Lary Swoboda was an active member of the Luxemburg Knights of Columbus, the Luxemburg-Casco Jaycees, and the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce; and
Whereas, Lary Swoboda was a member of several educational organizations that reflected his love of reading and learning, such as the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and the Kappa Delta Phi National Honor Society;
Whereas, Lary Swoboda was husband to Janice for 44 years, and during this period they were both active in civic and charitable work, wanting only to help make their communities better and stronger places in which to live and raise families; now, therefore, be it 
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin legislature commend the life and public service of Lary J. Swoboda, mourn his passing, and extend their condolences to his family and friends.

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