Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Regional Secretary, Youth Union, Hannover, 1963-1965, and various other functions in Youth Union. Member, District Parliament and Committee, Bersenbruck, 1968-1972. District Chairman, Christian Democratic Union, Osnabruck and Member, District and Regional Committees.
Member, Lower Saxony Landtag. 1974-1980; Member, Municipal Council, Furstenau, since 1986. Land and Forestry farmer.
Schlichthorst, since 1965. Member, Forestry Committee, Forest construction Associate. President, German Forestry Conservation Society.
Member, Management Council and Credit Committee, District Savings Bank, Bersenbruck.