Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Chairman, SPD-Palatinate. Chairman, local assn, to 1962. Deputy Group speaker, town council Hohr-Grenzhausen, delegate positions at Land and Federal levels.
Member of town council, Ludwigshafen, 1969. Secretary, IG Chemicals-PaperCeramics Union, Ludwigshafen since 1977. Member of Diet Rhineland-Palatinate, 1981-1983.
Member of Bundestag since 1983. Machine fitter; chairman, works council and member of supervisory board 1955-1961. Various full-time positions within the trade union, 1961-1977.
Member of supervisory board, Rutgerswerke AG, Frankfurt (workers’ representative).