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Bob Bergland
20th United States Secretary of Agriculture
In office
January 23, 1977 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by John A. Knebel
Succeeded by John R. Block
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 22, 1977
Preceded by Odin Langen
Succeeded by Arlan Stangeland
Personal details
Born July 22, 1928(1928-07-22)
Roseau, Minnesota, U.S.
Died December 9, 2018(2018-12-09) (aged 90)
Roseau, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Spouse(s) Helen Bergland
Children Dianne Leigh Bergland
Linda Kay Bergland
Stevan Ray Bergland
Jon Lynn Bergland
Allan Robert Bergland
William Joseph "Billy" Bergland
Franklyn Felix Bergland
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Profession Politician

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]


  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