Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Town council, Kevelaer, 1969-1981. Member of Bundestag (North Rhine-Westphalia List) since 1969. Member of ÓTV (Union of Public Employees, Transport and Traffic).
Chairman, subdistrict Kleve, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) since 1981. Chairman, SPDGroup; Head of Department of Social and Contemporary History, Research Institute, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation since 1963. Research assistant; personal assistant, to Treasurer Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany), Alfred Nau, 1968-1971.
Member of Admin. Council, Verbandssparkasse Goch, 1969-1981. Member of supervisory board, German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Eschborn since 1975, now second deputy chmn.