Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
National service, Bundesmarine (Federal Navy), 196566. Member of Industriegewerkschaft Metall (IGM, Metal Workers’ Union). Member of Reichsbund.
Member of Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO, Labour Welfare Organisation). Member of Verband der Kriegs-und Wehrdienstopfer, Behindeten und Sozialrentner (VdK, Association of Victims of War and National Service, Disabled and Social Security Pensioners). Deputy member of governing board, Deutsche Bundespost (BP, Federal Postal Services).
Member of district assembly, Osterholz, since 1976. Deputy Mayor, municipality of Ritterhude, 1976-1981. Member of district Exec, board, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) in Nord-Niedersachsen, since 1979.
Member of district Exec, board, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) in Niedersachsen, since 1982. Member of Bunderstag Verden-Osterholz. Planning engineer, AG Weser, Bremen.
Lecturer in stock management. Technical College of Bremerhaven, 1978-1980. Planning engineer, Daimler-Benz AG, Bremen, since 1983.