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Robert Bergland

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Bob Bergland
20th United States Secretary of Agriculture
In office
January 23, 1977 – January 20, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byJohn A. Knebel
Succeeded byJohn R. Block
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 22, 1977
Preceded byOdin Langen
Succeeded byArlan Stangeland
Personal details
Born(1928-07-22)July 22, 1928
Roseau, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedDecember 9, 2018(2018-12-09) (aged 90)
Roseau, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Spouse(s)Helen Bergland
ChildrenDianne Leigh Bergland
Linda Kay Bergland
Stevan Ray Bergland
Jon Lynn Bergland
Allan Robert Bergland
William Joseph "Billy" Bergland
Franklyn Felix Bergland
ParentsSelmer Bennett Bergland
Mabel Evans Bergland
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota

Robert Selmer "Bob" Bergland (July 22, 1928 – December 9, 2018) was an American politician. He served as a member of the House of Representatives from Minnesota's 7th congressional district from 1971 to 1977, and he served as United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1977 until 1981, during the administration of President Jimmy Carter.[1]

Bergland died at a nursing home in Roseau, Minnesota on December 9, 2018, aged 90.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. The Bob Bergland Papers, including extensive records of his congressional service, are available for research use at the Minnesota Historical Society.
  2. Bob Bergland, Agriculture Secretary Under Carter, Dies at 90