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Robert Bergland

AKA Robert Selmer Bergland

Born: 22-Jul-1928
Birthplace: Roseau, MN
Died: 9-Dec-2018
Location of death: Roseau, MN
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Agriculture, 1977-81

Father: Selmer Bennett Bergland (mechanic)
Mother: Mabel Evans (schoolteacher)
Wife: Helen Grahn (m. 1950, two daughters, five sons)
Daughter: Dianne
Daughter: Linda
Son: Stevan
Son: Jon
Son: Allan
Son: William
Son: Franklyn

    High School: Roseau High School, Roseau, MN (1946)
    University: School of Agriculture, University of Minnesota (1948)

    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association VP and GM (1982-93)
    Farmland World Trade President (1981-82)
    US Secretary of Agriculture (1977-81)
    US Congressman, Minnesota 7th (3-Jan-1971 to 22-Jan-1977, resigned)
    US Agriculture Department Midwest Director (1963-68)
    Minnesota State Official Chairman, Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (1961-63)
    John Edwards for President
    John Kerry for President

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