Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Chairman, IG Druck und Papier, 1965-1983. Member of Bundestag, 1970-1983. Parliamentary Secretary of State, Ministry of Youth, Family and Health, AprilOctober 1982.
Senator for Labour, 1983-1985. Deputy Pres, of the Senate and Mayor, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen to 1986. Senator for Finance, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, since 1985.
Printer until 1970.