Party affiliation: Österreichische Volkspartei (ÖVP, Austrian People's Party)
Management consultant, district Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry, Leibnitz, 1966-1970, and Chairman, 1976-1985. Mayor of Ragnitz, since 1971. District Chairman, Steiermark Farmers’ Federation, Leibnitz, 1974-1984.
Principal district Party Chairman, Österreichisches Volkspartei (Austrian People's Party), Leibnitz, since 1983. Member of Nationalrat, for Steiermark, since 1984. Reserve officer cadet, 1959-1960.
Steiermark District Agrarian Authority 1960-1966. Teacher. Silberberg Agricultural Technical College, since 1970. Took over a farm, 1971.