Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member of Bundestag; Federal chairman, Socialist Youth of Germany, 1973-1979. The Falcons; chairman, German Federal Youth Ring, 1977-1979. Member of IG Construction-Stone-Earth Union, deputy chairman, District Cologne, 1968-1970.
Tiler; member of AWO. Member of Workers’ Samaritan Union and German Peace Society - United against War Service e.V.