Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member of district representation, Christian Democratic Union in Essen IX, 1975-1979. Member of Bundestag, party list of Nordrhein-Westfalen. Official responsible for law and finance, diocese of Essen, 1961-1963.
Official responsible for civil matters, Central Committee of German Catholics, Bad Godesberg, 1963-1965. First secretary, Episcopal Action Adveniat, development work for South America, Essen, 1965-1977. Lawyer, lower district court and regional superior court, Essen, since 1977.
Director, Catholic Academy ’Die Wolfsburg’, diocese of Essen, since 1981. Chairman. Catholic Diocesan Council, Diocese of Essen. Chairman, supervisory board.
Katholisches Gesellenhaus AG, Essen.