Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Combat dutv. 1944-1945. Member of Junge Union (Young Union), since 1949. District chairman, Junge Union, 1954-1960.
Member of county and federal Executive Committee, Junge Union, 1956-1961. County secretary. Junge Union, 196164. Deputy county secretary, Christian Democratic Union Rheinland, 1964-1966.
Chairman, Christian Democratic Union municipal association. Bergisch Gladbach, 1964-1968. Town councillor. 1965-1974.
County secretary, Christian Democratic Union Rheinland, 1966-1967. District chairman, Christian Democratic Union Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, since 1975. Treasurer, Christian Democratic Union NordrheinWestfalen, since 1975.
Member of district assembly. 1975-1984; deputy chairman, interior committee. Recording clerk; member of Bundestag for RheinischBergischer Kreis 1.
Office messenger; traineeship in publishing and editorial office. Kölnische Rundschau; chief editor, Köln-Land, Kölnische Rundschau, 1958-1961. Managing director, Journalism and Advertising Publishing Company, Düsseldorf, 1966-1986.