Party affiliation: Free Democratic Party
National service, 1961-1962. Member of town council, Zweibrücken, 1972-1980. Chairman, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party) regional association, Pfalz, since 1974.
Member of county Executive Committee, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party) Rheinland-Pfalz, since 1974. Member of regional parliament. RheinlandPfalz, 1982-1983.
Member of Bundestag, party list of Rheinland-Pfalz, August since 1987. Employed in parents' wholesale business. 1967-1971; employed in public service department.
Property and Local Credit Institutes. Frankfurt, 1971-1972. Teacher and senior teacher (Oberstudienrat), Professional School, Zweibrücken, 1972-1982.
Official in charge of media and vice-principal (Studiendirektor), Ministry of Culture, Rheinland-Pfalz. 1983-1987.