Party affiliation: Free Democratic Party
Member, LDPD, 1982-1989. Active in citizens' movement, New Forum, founding Member. German Forum Party (DFP), Party Chairman, DFP.
Since alliance of Liberals in August 1990, Member, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party). Member of the Volkskammer, March-Oct. 1990; Vice President.
Electrical engineer; patent engineer, 1971-1973, deputy head of department, specialising in reserarch and development.