BERGLAND, Robert Selmer, (1928 - )


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BERGLAND, Robert Selmer, a Representative from Minnesota; born 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-May 1968; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-first Congress in 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the three succeeding Congresses, until his resignation on January 22, 1977, (January 3, 1971-January 22, 1977); Secretary of Agriculture, 1977-1981; president, Farmland World Trade, March 1981-September 1982; vice president and general manager, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Washington, D.C., 1982-1993; is a resident of Annandale, Va.