Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Speaker and Group Leader, Ministry of Education and The Arts, until 1969. Ministerial Director, Ministry of the Interior, 1969. Secretary of State, Ministry of Science and Research, 1970.
Head of State Chancellery, 80. Minister of the Interior, since 1980. Deputy Minister President.
Public servant, Lower Saxony, since 1958. Regional Service, Nordrhein-Westfalen, since 1964. Member, Industry Union.
Mining and Energy, since 1965. Employees’ Representative, Board of Mining Company, Niederrhein.