Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member. Industry Union, Construction, Stone and Earth, 1962-1968. Member of Union of Public Services, Transport and Traffic, since 1968. Member of Landtag, Nordrhein-Westfalen, since 1975.
Minister for City Development and Traffic, Nordrhein-Westfalen, since 1990. Deputy Member of Bundesrat, since 1990. Master stone mason; advisor.
Adult Education of Friedrich Ebert Scholarship. since 1976. Teacher, Dortmund Technical College, 1975-1977. Took over family stone masonry business, 1977.