Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Chairman, District Associate, Konstanz, 1970-1988. District Councillor, 1971-1989. Chairman, District Parliament Faction.
Member of Landtag, Baden-Württemberg, since 1976. Minister for Science and Art, Baden-Württemberg, January 199I-. Deputy Member of Bundesrat, since 1991.
Member, Teaching Body, Social Science Faculty, University of Konstanz, 1967. Teacher, Teacher Training College, Weingarten, 1970-1980.