Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Party of Switzerland
Primary School, Balgach, St. Gallen. Intermediate School, Widnau, St. Gallen. Secondary School, type B, St. Gallen.
Exchange student in Dallas/Oregon, USA. Language study in France and United Kingdom. High School Diploma; University of St. Gall, Licenciate rer. publ.
University of St. Gall, Doctor, rer. publ. Spoken languages: English, French, Italian.
Member of Nationalrat. since 1971. Military rank. Colonel. Assistant. University of St. Gall, 1967-1972.
Editor-in-chief, ’Ostschweiz’ Journal, St. Gall, 1985. Actively working for ‘Kuoni Voyages Ltd, Far East. Chief Executive Off., Arbonia Forster Group, 1986-1990.