Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Trade Union Secretary, Deutsche Angestellten Gewerkschaft DAG, Duisburg, 1960-1971. Head of Resort Pay and Business Policies, DAG, North Rhine-Westphalia, 1971-1977. Chairman, Works council DAG, 1975-1977.
Head of Regional Association, DAG, North Rhine-Westphalia, 1977-1982. Member of Bundestag since 1980. Judge (social legislation) Duisburg, 8 years.
Supervisory board, Horten AG and Victoria Insurance Company.