Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member, Youth Union, since 1953. Member, District Committee, Württemberg-Hohenzollern, since 1958. Christen Democratisch Appel (Christian Democratic Appeal), 1960.
Deputy District Chairman,, 1971 -. Member, Christian Democratic Union Federal Committee, 1971 -. Deputy District Chairman, SudwurttembergHohenzollern, since 1973.
District Chairman, Ravensburg, 1987-1989. Member, Parliamentary Council on Europe, 1981-1987. General Secretary, Christian Democratic Faction.
Head of Department, Tüingen and Reutlingen Finance Offices, 1961-1969. Manager, Wangen Finance Office, 1969-1972. Tax lawyer.