Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member of Christian Democratic Union Kreistag. Kleve, 1961-1983; several regional political posts. Chairman. Christian Democratic Union District since 1981.
Member of Bundestag since 1983. Infant school teacher, 1956. Head teacher, 1963; headmaster.
Elementary school, 1968. Part-time organist, St. Clemens Church of Kalkar-Wissel.