Senate 1973-76 (District 15); Senate 1981-82 (District 15); Senate 1983-92 (District 11); Senate 1993-2002 (District 13)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Big Stone, Chippewa, Douglas, Grant, Lac Qui Parle, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Yellow Medicine
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
West Central School of Agriculture, Morris, Minnesota; Secondary;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Chokio?, Minnesota (School Board Member, 6 years);
19?? to 19??
Seven children: (3 sons, 4 daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: agriculture, agricultural and wildlife conservation, rural taxation, rail and highway transportation, improving the business climate, environment and natural resources.
When first elected he considered himself an independent conservative. He was opposed to party designations.
Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.
"He bore the distinction of being the only member of the Legislature to represent both parties and serve as an independent." (Pioneer Press obituary, January 29, 2014)
"During his 30 years at the Minnesota Capitol, former state Sen. Charlie Berg was known as a maverick and one of the more colorful, outspoken members of the Legislature." (Pioneer Press obituary, January 29, 2014)
"'Whatever label I've got on my back, I've always voted the same way,' he said in 1996. 'I'm a conservative, independent voter, and I'm not going to let the parties dictate to me how I should vote for the district.'" (Pioneer Press obituary, January 29, 2014)