Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Chairman, Christian Democratic Union St. Hubert, 1962-1970. Municipal council St. Hubert, 1962-1969. Member of Kreistag Viersen since 1964.
Member of Landtag North Rhine Westphalia, 1975-1980. Christian Democratic Union chairman, Viersen, 1975. Member of Bundestag since 1983.
Master confectioner; member of Confectioners Association Krefeld and member of Admin, council, Sparkasse Krefeld.