Representative George R. Swearingen View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/3/2005
Birth Place: Winfield, Iowa
Birth County: Henry
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 68 (1979)
69 (1981)
70 (1983)
71 (1985) - 72 (1987)
Home County: Keokuk
George R. Swearingen
Keokuk County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable George R. Swearingen begs to submit the following Memorial:

George R. Swearingen was born January 8, 1923, in Winfield to George and Priscilla (Bretz) Swearingen. He graduated from Winfield High School and received his B.S. from Iowa State University, where he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. On June 18, 1949, George married Marian Smith in Maywood, Illinois. George taught Vocational Agriculture at Sigourney Community Schools for 27 years, retiring in 1976.

He was a member of the Sigourney United Methodist Church, 50 year member of Webb Lodge #182 A.F. & A.M., where he was Past Master, 50 year member of Aspasia Chapter #198 O.E.S., where he was Past Patron, Kaaba-Shrine, Consistory and an honorary member of Alpha Zeta.

A Republican, George R. Swearingen was a member of the 68th, 69th, 69thX, 69thXX, 70th, 71st, 72nd, 72ndX, and 72ndXX General Assemblies.

George R. Swearingen passed away on February 3, 2005, at the age of 82.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Eighty-First General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable George R. Swearingen, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.