Burnett Bergeson was born in 1915, graduated from the Northwest School of Agriculture at Crookston, Minnesota, and subsequently worked for six years with the State Department of Agriculture. He later served in the Minnesota House of Representatives (District 64) from 1955-1961 and was on the DFL Agricultural Committee.
The Burnett J. Bergeson Papers are a legislative collection. They are arranged topically and chronologically. The collection consists of acts, bills, correspondence, legislative reports, newspaper clippings, news releases, and proposals.