Ambjørg Sælthun

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Ambjørg Sælthun, née Ødelien (27 July 1922 – 2 January 2012) was a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party.

She was born in Ål. She was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Sogn og Fjordane in 1973, and was re-elected on two occasions. She had previously served as a deputy representative during the term 1969–1973.[1] From 1972 to 1973 she moved up as a regular representative, filling in for John Austrheim who was appointed to the cabinet Korvald.[2]

On the local level he was a member of Lærdal municipal council from 1971 to 1975.[1] She was a member of the central party board from 1976 to 1982, and chaired the Centre Party Women's Association (Senterkvinnene) during the same period.[3]

Outside of politics she was a farmer, having also worked briefly as a nurse. She was active in the Norwegian Agrarian Association, in Christian organizations, and was a member of the board of the publishing house Det Norske Samlaget from 1979 to 1983.[3]

She died in January 2012.[2][4][1][3] Sælthun's daughter Ragnhild Sælthun Fjørtoft is a presenter for the national television channel NRK1,[2] and married to Arne Fjørtoft.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Ambjørg Sælthun" (in Norwegian). 
  2. ^ a b c Stølen, Kjell Arvid (05.01.2012). "Ambjørg Sælthun er død - NRK Sogn og Fjordane - NRK Nyhende" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). Retrieved 2012-01-06.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c "Ambjørg Sælthun" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ambjørg Sælthun er død" (in Norwegian). Sogn Avis. 05.01.2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Jørgensen, Jørn-Kr. "Arne Fjørtoft". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 14 January 2013.