Rep. RoseMarie Swanger Papers

Lebanon County Historical Society
924 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA, 17042
Material Type
Publications;Photographs and prints
late 2000s - early 2010s Inclusive date(s)
Extent Units
Bentz, Adam T., Ph.D. (1983-) (is finding aid author)
Administrative/Biographical History
RoseMarie Swanger (R)
  • From March 1966 to 1972 served as clerk-stenographer in the Mayor's Office of the City of Lebanon (also served as Mayor's secretary)
  • In 1972 promoted to Assistant City Clerk
  • From May 1974 to 1984 served as the first female City Clerk (city administrator & personnel officer) for the City of Lebanon, the fifth to hold that office since the city's incorporation
  • In 1983 ran for County Commissioner seat
  • In January 1984 took office as Lebanon County's first female County Commissioner; served as commissioner from 1984 to 2004 (did not run for reelection)
  • In 2006 defeated incumbent Peter Zug in primary; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the first female to represent the 102nd District; served from December 1, 2006 through November 30, 2014
  • Retired in 2014 and not accepting state pension