Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member of subdistrict Committee, Working Group for Employee Matters. Member of town council, Dortmund, since 1969. Chairman, council Committee Green Areas and Environmental Protection, since 1975.
Member of Executive Committee, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) group. Member of Bundestag, Dortmund II, since 1987. Trained machine fitter.
Employee, Phoenix Works (today Hoesch Steel AG), alternating shifts for 15 years. Member of Industriegewerkschaft Metall (IGM, Metal Workers’ Union), since 1951. Member of works council, Phoenix Works, Hoesch Steel AG, since 1972.
Chairman, works council, Phoenix Works, Hoesch Steel AG, since 1982. Chairman, representatives’ assembly. Works Health Fund, Hoesch AG.