Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Chairman, Christian Democratic Union, Pulheim, 1952-1975. Chairman, District Associate, Cologne, 1965-1975. Chairman, Erftkreis, until 1981.
Member, Regional Committee, Rheinland, 1968-1990. Chairman, Christian Democratic Union, since 1980. Federal Chairman. 1981.
Chairman, Senior Citizens’ Committee, Christian Democratic Union. District Parliament, 196483. Regional Councillor, 1975-1983.
Member of Landtag, NordrheinWestfalen, 1970-1990. Party Whip, until May 1990. Iron works salesman; officer, German Post Office.
State Council, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Post Management, Cologne and Düsseldorf. Department President. On sabbatical without pay, since 1983.