Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Chairman. District Youth Organisation, Nordfriesland, several years. Secretary, District County Youth Association, Nordfriesland, 1976-1983. District chairman, Christian Democratic Union Nordfriesland.
Civic member of district assembly, until 1983. Member of Bundestag. Nordfriesland, Dithmarschen-Nord. Teacher of agriculture.
School of Agriculture. Bredstedt, since 1976. Economic adviser. Chamber of Agriculture, Schleswig-Holstein, since 1976.