Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Assistant, Economic policies SPD-Bundestag Group, 1967-1972. Member of Bundestag, since 1972. Deputy chairman, Land committee Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) North Rhine-Westphalia.
Business employee until 1957. Various positions including dockworker and sales delivery, since 1957. Chairman. Personnel council, 1970.
Economist; lecturer, University Bochüm.