Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
District Chairman, Christian Democratic Union, Kassel Town, 1966-1981. Mmem., Christian Democratic Union Regional Committee, 1967-1988. Member of Landtag, Hessen, 1970-1990.
Vice-President, 1978-1982, 1983-1987. President, Hessen Landtag, 1987-1988. Minister for Special Affairs, Thüringen, since 1990.
Deputy Member of Bundesrat, since 1990. Trained, District Court, Kassel. Judge, District Courts, Frankfurt am Main and Kassel.