Party affiliation: Free Democratic Party
Mayor of Karlsruhe, 1970-1984. Member, Regional Committee. Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party), Baden-Württemberg, 1975-1984.
Regional Chairman, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party), Saarland, 90. Member, Federal Committee, since 1984. Minister for Economy, Traffic and Agriculture, Saarland.
1984-1985; Minister for Economy, Technology and Traffic, Sachsen-Anhalt, November since 1990. Lawyer, Karlsruhe, 1967-1970.