Party affiliation: Party of Democratic Socialism/left List
Member, SED (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands, The Socialist Unity Party of Germany), since 1948. Various honorary official titles. Member of the Volkskammer, March-Oct.
1990; professor, 1965. High School teacher, Humboldt University, then Director, Institute for Constitutional Law, 1951-1967. Worked. Social Institute for Socialist Econonomy, Berlin, since 1967.
Judge, National Court of Contract,, 1959-1960. Head of Department, Institute for Law, Science Academy, Deutsche Demokratische Republik, specialising in political science and economic law, since 1982. President, Organisation for Political Science, Berlin.