Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Mayor, Ziercnberg, 1957. Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) District chairman, Wolfhagen, 1957. Member of Kreistag Kassel.
Member of Postal Admin, council. Treasurer, District North Hessen, 1972. Member of Bundestag since 1972.
Member of Group committee and chairman. Working Group, Public Finance Economy of SPD-Bundestag Group.