Party affiliation: Christian Social Union
Member of Bundestag (CDU/CSU-Group), since 1969. Chairman, German-Japanese Parliamentary Group, Bundestag, since 1976. Vice Chairman of the CSU-Land-Group in the Bundestag.
1982-1990; President, Railways Parliamentary Group, since 1988. Chairman, Transport Committee, Bundestag, since 1988. Former Director of Federal Railways.
Member of supervisory board. First Bavarian Basalt AG, Steinmùhle, since 1983.