Party affiliation: Group of The European People's Party
District Chairman, Junge Union, Trier, 1956. Member town council Trier, since 1960. Sub-district chairman, Christian Democratic Union, Trier, since 1963.
Member Landtag, Rhineland-Palatinate, 1967-1969. State Secretary, Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Culture, Education and Church Affairs, 1974-1979. Member of the European Parliament, since 1979.
Secondary school teacher, since 1960.