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Dwain Charles Swanson (born November 14, 1975) is the patriarch of the Swanson family.

He is the husband of Lana Swanson and the father of their nine children, Lauren, Lily, David, Lydia, Daniel, Dustin, Drew, Luci and Duke.

Personal life


Dwain married Lana Swanson sometime before 1999.


The couple has nine children.

Their first child, daughter Lauren Milagro was born on May 18, 1999. She is married to Josiah Duggar. They miscarried a child, Asa, in 2018. They have a daughter, Bella Milagro, who was born on November 8, 2019.

Their second child, daughter Lily was born on February 2, 2002.

Their third child, son David was born on July 30, 2003.

Their fourth child, daughter Lydia was born on June 2, 2007.

Their fifth child, son Daniel was born on December 27, 2010.

Their sixth child, son Dustin was born on October 20, 2012.

Their seventh child, son Drew was born on August 24, 2014.

Their eighth child, daughter Luci was born on February 28, 2016.

Their ninth child, son Duke Matthew was born on February 21, 2018.



Dwain is the founder of Courageous Men of the Word, a spiritual organization for men.


He is the president of Central GA Lawn & Design, LLC.


He is the president of Swanson Construction.


Dwain appears on the TLC show Counting On as the father-in-law of Josiah Duggar.