Party affiliation: Free Democratic Party
Member, LDPD, 1966-1990. District Chairman, 1981-1989. Member, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party), since 1990.
Deputy Regional Chairman. Minister for Science and Art and Deputy of Minister President, Thüringen Region, since 1990. Teacher, 1963-1967; assistant, University of Halle, 1967-1969.
Teacher, 1969-1970; lecturer. Technical College, Erfurt, 197090.