Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member of Young Union since 1961. Deputy Land chairman, Young Union Hanover, 1963-1967. Chairman, CDU-district assn.
Uelzen, 1970-1981; member of Kreistag since 1972. Member of Landtag Lower Saxony, 1974-1983. Councillor, Uelzen since 1976.
Chairman, CDUKreistag Group Uelzen, 1976-1986. Member of Land committee Christian Democratic Union Lower Saxony since 1978. Chairman, CDU-district assn.
Lüneburg, 1981; chairman. Land Group CDU/CSU-Group Lower Saxony. Chairman, Christian Democratic Union Working Party for Science and Art.
Member of Bundestag since 1983. Chairman. Land Group Lower Saxony of the Pommern welfare and cultural assn, secondary school teacher, Herzog-Ernst High School, 1971-1974. Member of Philologists Association.