A man who represented Wisconsin’s First Assembly District for nearly a quarter of a century has passed away. Lary Swoboda died Sunday at the age of 73.
Swoboda was born in Luxemburg on May 28th, 1939. He received his Bachelors Degree in Speech and Education from the UW/Milwaukee in 1963 and a Masters Degree in Political Science 5 years later. Swoboda taught in the Southern Door School system, but became a full-time legislator after being elected to the State Assembly in 1970. He was known as a tireless worker for individual constituents in need of help. The Luxemburg democrat held the position until 1994 when he left to become State Director of the Federal Americorps Jobs Program. He was defeated in an attempt to return to the state assembly 6 years ago. After his days in Madison were over, Swoboda earned a PhD and was administrator for the Oneida Nation High School.