David Bergland

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David T. Bergland
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Chair
Libertarian National Committee
1998—2000
Predecessor: Steve Dasbach
Successor: Jim Lark
Chair
Libertarian National Committee
1977—1981
Predecessor: Ed Crane
Successor: Alicia Clark
Personal Details
Birth: (1935-06-04) June 4, 1935 (age 83)
Mapleton, Iowa, USA
Education: University of Southern California
Occupation: Law professor
Party: Libertarian Party

David Bergland (born June 4, 1935) was the 1976 Libertarian vice presidential candidate, the running mate of Roger MacBride. He is the author of the book Libertarianism in One Lesson. In 1974, Bergland ran for Attorney General of California as a Libertarian write in candidate. In 1978, in his run for state senate, he was the first candidate to appear on the ballot as a Libertarian in California. In 1980, he ran for a position on the U.S. Senate. He was the LP presidential candidate in 1984, and was co-chairman of Harry Browne's presidential campaign in 1996.

Bergland holds a juris doctorate from the University of Southern California. He was an adjunct professor of law at Western State University's Colleges of Law in Fullerton and later Irvine, California from 1970-1993.

Election results

1984 United States Presidential election
Party Name/Running Mate Electoral Votes Percent Votes
Republican Ronald Reagan / George H. W. Bush 525 58.77% 54,455,472
Democratic Walter Mondale / Geraldine Ferraro 13 40.56% 37,577,352
Libertarian David Bergland / Jim Lewis 0 0.25% 228,706
Independent Lyndon LaRouche / Billy Davis 0 0.09% 78,809
US Citizens Sonia Johnson / Richard Walton 0 0.08% 72,161
Populist Bob Richards / Maureen Salaman 0 0.07% 66,324
New Alliance Dennis Serrette / Nancy Ross 0 0.05% 46,853
Communist Gus Hall / Angela Davis 0 0.04% 36,386
Socialist Workers Melvin Mason / Matilde Zimmerman 0 0.03% 24,699
Various All Others 0 0.07% 67,066

Presidential Election Year Fundraising

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1984 Total
Receipts
January 37,177
February 19,335
March 17,666
April 60,518
May 43,651
June 19,742
July 57,836
August 50,822
September 61,447
Oct 1 - Oct 17 84,457
Oct 18 - Nov 26 49,884
Nov 27 - Dec 31 8,284
1984 Total 510,819

References

  1. http://www.fec.gov/press/summaries/2016/tables/presidential/TopPresEle.pdf

Preceded by:
Tonie Nathan
Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate
1976
Succeeded by:
David Koch
Preceded by:
Ed Clark
Libertarian Party Presidential candidate
1984
Succeeded by:
Ron Paul
Preceded by:
Ed Crane
Libertarian Party National Chair
1977-1981
Succeeded by:
Alicia Clark
Preceded by:
Steve Dasbach
Libertarian Party National Chair
1998-2000
Succeeded by:
Jim Lark
Preceded by:
Lynn Kinsky
Libertarian Party California Senatorial Nominee
1980
Succeeded by:
Joseph Fuhrig