Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member of Kreistag St. Ingbert (Group leader). Member of committee, IG-Metall for Germany, since 1974. First Vice-President, Diet, Saarland, 1975-1980.
President, since 1980. Trade unionist. since 1946. Honours and aw ards: Order of Merit, Saarland and Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany with star and sash.