Party affiliation: Social Democratic Centrist Party
Principal Administrator, Council of Europe, 1950-1973. Deputy for Bas-Rhin, 5th constituency: Molsheim, 1973, re-elected 1978, 1981, 1986 and 1988. Departmental Councillor for Villé canton, since 1973.
Member of European Parliament, 1974-1979. Parliamentarian on detachment to Minister of Foreign Trade and Chairman of Committee of Foreign Trade Users, 1974-1978. French representative to Parliamentary Assemblies of the Council of Europe and the Western European Union, 1973-1974 and since 1979.
Chairman of the Assembly, Western European Union (UEO), 1984-1987. Member of European Conference of Local Authorities. Vice-chairman of Departmental Council for Bas-Rhin.
Secretary General of Social Democratic Centre, Bas-Rhin and Chairman of Union for French Democracy, Bas-Rhin. Chairman of Strasbourg-Europe Association. Secretary of National Assembly, since 1988.