Party affiliation: Österreichische Volkspartei (ÖVP. Austrian People's Party)
Member of numerous bodies concerned with workermanagement relations. Has participated in international Labour groups, including the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. ILO and IOE; Welfare Representative of the Austrian Economic Federation for the Waldviertel region of Lower Austria.
Bundesrat member for Lower Austria, 1980-1983. Health Spokesman for the Österreichisches Volkspartei (Austrian People's Party), since 1983. Nationalrat Member for Lower Austria, May 1983-1990, since 1991.
Minister of State in the Federal Ministry of Finance, 1986-1991. Head of the Department of Social Politics of the Association of Austrian Industrialists, since 1974.