Svea Bogue earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in speech communication. She moved to Athens, Georgia, in 1975 with her husband, Ron Bogue. For several years, she served as the Executive Director of the Athens Clean and Beautiful Commission. Later she worked for 12 years in retail sales at Foster’s Jewelers and JWR Jewelers. She also served on the Clarke County Board of Education for 14 years.
Since retiring, she has joined the Georgia Museum of Art Docent group giving tours to adults and students. In January Svea will join the Athens Library Board of Trus-tees for her third five-year term. She has also maintained an active interest in genealogy for the last fifteen years.