Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Regional Chairman, Circle of Christian Democratic Students, Lower Saxony and Bremen, 1967. Member, Youth Union, since 1966. Chairman, Christian Democratic Union District Associate, Cuxhaven, since 1978.
Chairman, Christian Democratic Union District Associate, Elbe-Wese, since 1979. Mem. Regional Committee, Christian Democratic Union, Lower Saxony, since 1980. Member, Doistrict Parliament, Gottingen, 1973-1975.
Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forests, 1983-1991. Chairman, Committee on Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety. Lawyer, since 1976; notary, since 1980.
Various book publications. Received Konrad Adenauer Scholarship, 1965.