Esther Marie Kostøl

Short biography

Kostøl, Esther Marie

1936 –

Trade union leader and politician

Esther Kostøl worked for the Norwegian Civil Servants’ Association (Norsk Tjenestemannslag) in 1977 and in the period 1978-1985, she worked for the Civil Servants’ Cartel (Statstjenestemannskartellet). She was Secretary of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions in 1985-1989, its Deputy Chairman in 1989-1997.

Esther Kostøl was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1997.

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The biographical sketches of the Norwegian Nobel Committee members were written by Sølvi Glendrange and edited by Øyvind Tønnesson. They are based on the following sources:
– Norsk Biografisk Leksikon (Norwegian Biographical Encyclopaedia), Oslo 1923-1983
– Hvem er Hvem? (The Norwegian “Who’s Who”), several editions
– Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store Norske Leksikon (The Norwegian National Encyclopaedia), Kunnskapsforlaget, 2nd and 3rd edition, Oslo 1989/1995-1999
– Kunnskapsforlagets Nettleksikon (the Web Encyclopedia of Kunnskapsforlaget,, Oslo 1999