Robert Bergland

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Robert Selmer Bergland (born July 22, 1928, in Roseau, Minnesota) is a United States politician. He grew up on a farm (where he still lives) near Roseau, and studied agriculture at the University of Minnesota in a two-year program. He became an official with the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service United States Department of Agriculture from 1963 to 1968.

In 1977, he resigned from the House shortly after the beginning of a new term, and was appointed Secretary of Agriculture by Jimmy Carter. He served as United States Secretary of Agriculture from January 23, 1977 to January 20, 1981. wiki [1]


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  1. Ecology Action Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed May 28, 2013.