Party affiliation: Free Democratic Party
Member, Hamburg Bürgerschaft, 1970-1972. Member, German Bundestag. 1972-1983; Member and Chairwoman, various ettees., including Education and Science, Economic Co-operation.
Member, Federal Committee. Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party), 1970-1982. Chairwoman, Federal Committee of Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party) on Education and Science, 1974-1977.
President, Committee of German Award for International Development, 1981-1983. Left Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party), renounced all party office, 1982. Member, Senate of Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
1983-1987; Minister for Science and Culture, Lower Saxony Regional Government, 1990. Member, Bundesrat, since 1990. Worked for German Lufthansa, 1965-1972.
Partner, Cultur Consortium Ltd., Hamburg.