Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Chairman. District Associate, Youth Union, Cologne, 1963-1967. Member, Committee, Youth Union, Rheinland district, 1965-1969. Regional Chairman, Middle-Class Associate, CDU/CSU, Nordrhein-Westfalen, since 1974.
Representative, Working Group on Economic Co-operation, 1981. Speaker, CDU/CSU Faction. Member, Faction Committee.
Lawyer, Cologne District Court, 1960-1974 and since 1980. Lecturer in Civil Law and Civil Trial Law, University of Bielefeld, 1974. Member of Board, German Property Consultation, Frankfurt.