Party affiliation: Free Democratic Party
Member of Bundestag (Lower Saxony list). Chairman, local assn., member of Kreistag, 1977-1986. Chairman, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party) Kreistag Group Friesland, 1980-1986.
Chairman. Land specialist committee Agricultural Policies. Farmer with own farm. Local chairman and deputy district chairman, Rural People's Association.