Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member of sub-district council since 1964. Chairman, 1974-1987; member of council, 1964-1976. Member of Kreistag and 2 years deputy Land council, 1968-1983.
Member of Landtag Lower Saxony, clerk. 1978-1983; member of Bundestag (Lower Saxony list) since 1983. Employment in Craft and Industry.
Adult education, 1963-1978. Retired from work since 1978. Member of GEW and of Reichs Association.
Promoting member. Association, of Wheel-Chair users. Member of AWO and voluntary Fire Brigade. Member of committee, Heimvolkshochschule Hunting Hustedt e.V., Celle.