Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member of district Executive Committee, Christian Democratic Union, since 1953. Elected to local council, 1956. Member of county Executive Committee, Junge Union (Young Union), since 1960.
Member of county Executive Committee, Christian Democratic Union, since 1962. County chairman, Committee for agricultural policy, Christian Democratic Union Baden-Württemberg. Elected to district assembly and district council, district of Heilbronn, 1965.
Mayor of Wimmental, 1968-1975. Chairman, Christian Democratic Union town and district association, Heilbronn. Federal Member of Parliament, since 1969.
Chairman, parly, working group on Nutrition, Agriculture and Forestry. Farmer and wine grower. Member of supervisory board.
Dairy Farmers' Co-operative, Unterland. Member of governing board. Wine Growers’ Co-operative, Wimmental.
Vicepresident, Farmers’ Association, Württemberg-Baden. Member of special committee on Wine Farmers’ Co-operative Association.