Party affiliation: Union for French Democracy. Centrist Union
Mayor of Handschuheim, since 1965. Chairman of Economic and Social Committee of Alsace, 1976-1977. Senator for Bas-Rhin, 1977-1978 and since 1981.
Secretary of State of Social Welfare, 1978-1980. Chairman of Departmental Council for Bas-Rhin, since 1979. Minister of Transport, 1980-1981.
President of Senate Centrist Union Group, since 1986. President of the Senate-UDF Intergroup, since 1986. SecretaryGeneral of the Chamber of Employers, Bas-Rhin, 1959-1978.