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  Bergland, Robert "Bob"
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AffiliationDemocratic-Farmer-Labor  
 
NameRobert "Bob" Bergland
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Roseau, Minnesota , United States
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Born July 22, 1928
DiedDecember 09, 2018 (90 years)
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 09, 2018 01:52pm
Tags Norwegian - Lutheran -
Infoborn in Roseau, Roseau County, Minn., July 22, 1928; attended the Roseau public schools; University of Minnesota School of Agriculture, St. Paul, Minn., 1948; farmer; chairman, Minnesota Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, March 1961-January 1963; midwest director, U.S. Department of Agriculture, January 1963 to May 1968; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from Janaury 3, 1971, until his resignation Janaury 22, 1977, to become Secretary of Agriculture; served in that capacity until January 20, 1981; president, Farmland World Trade, March 1981-September 1982; vice president and general manager, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Washington, D.C., September 1982 to present; is a resident of Annandale, Va.

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  01/22/1977 US Secretary of Agriculture Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1976 MN District 07 Won 72.34% (+46.02%)
  11/05/1974 MN District 07 Won 75.01% (+50.01%)
  11/07/1972 MN District 7 Won 59.05% (+18.10%)
  07/13/1972 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.17% (-58.90%)
  11/03/1970 MN District 7 Won 54.12% (+8.24%)
  11/05/1968 MN District 7 Lost 48.75% (-2.49%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MN Governor - DFL Convention - Apr 24, 2010 DFL Matthew "Matt" Entenza
MN US Senate - DFL Primary - Sep 09, 2008 D Al Franken
US Vice President - Appointment - Dec 19, 1974 NPA Reject