Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Trade union member since 1956. Member AWo, since 1967, member of Kreistag Mettmann, 1969-1973. Party Secretary Essen, 1970-1980.
Member of town council, Essen, 1975-1980. Member of Bundestag, since 1980. Face-worker and master marksman, 1961-1963.
After college, pit foreman until 1966. Mining engineer, Landschafts Association, Rhineland.