Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member of Young Union since 1963. District chairman. Young Union Dill, 1964. District chairman. Young Union, Middle Hessen, 1966.
Member of Land committee District chairman, Christian Democratic Union Middle Hessen. Chairman, CDU-District Association Lahn-Dill. Member of Kreistag since 1968.
Deputy chairman Kreislag Lahn-Dill. Member of Parliamentary assembly. Council of Europe and Western European Union.
Member of Bundestag since 1969 (Hessen list ). Asst, teacher (German), Lycée Emile Loubet, Valence/Drôme, France, 1956-1957. Graduate teacher, schools service, Hesse, latterly Senior teacher, Dillenburg High School.
Member of presidency and admin, council, German Atomic Forum e.V. Bonn.