Party affiliation: Free Democratic Party
Chairman. Young Democrats, 1971. Candidature, Bundestag, 1972, 1976, 1980 and 1983. Member of Bürgerschaft Bremen, 1978-1983.
Deputy chairman, FDP-Land Group, 1978. Member of Bundestag, since 1987, member of Committees on Home Affairs and Transport. Vice-President, German-American Council of State Legislators, Partnership of Parliament.
Acting Chairman, German-Irish Council of Legislators. District Chairman, LSD, 1968-1970. Chairman, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party), Bremen, since 1988.
Member of Federal Committee of Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party). Teacher, Bremerhaven, since 1970. Headmaster, since 1985.
Political advisor, ASEA. College of Education.