Birth Name: David Peter Bergland
Date of Birth: June 4, 1935
Place of Birth: Mapleton, Iowa, U.S.
Date of Death: June 3, 2019
*father – Norwegian
*mother – Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
David Bergland was an American politician and writer. He was Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, from 1977 to 1981, and again, from 1998 to 2000.
David was the son of Gwendolyn B. (McCalman) and Cedores Phillip Bergland. His father was born in North Dakota, of Norwegian ancestry. His mother was of Irish, German, English, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish descent.
He was married to Sharon Ayres.
David’s paternal grandfather was Andrew Almond Bergland (the son of Peder Pederson Bergeland and Kari Marie Hansdatter Fatland). Andrew was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents.
David’s paternal grandmother was Otilda Martha Winge (the daughter of Peder Willumson Winge and Gjertrude Greisdatter). Otilda was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents.
David’s maternal grandfather was Carl Spencer McCalman (the son of Robert McCalman and Catherine Conklin). Carl was born in Iowa. Robert was the daughter of Jesse/John S. McCalman/McCalmont and Elizabeth Armagost. Catherine was the daughter of Samuel Conklin and Mary E. Eberly.
David’s maternal grandmother was Stella S. Martin (the daughter of parents surnamed Martin and McGann). Stella was born in Wisconsin, to an Irish father and a Massachusetts-born mother.
Sources: David’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of David’s mother – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of David’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert McCalman – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of David’s maternal great-grandmother, Catherine Conklin – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com