Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member, City Representatives Assembly, Bad Schwalbach, 1972-1985. Member, District Parliament, Rheingau-Taunus. 1980-1983; Minister for Science and Further Education, Rheinland-Pfalz Region, 1991 -.
Deputy Member of Bundesrat. 199I-; scientific worker, 1971-1977. Professor, Psychological-Chemical Institute, since 1977.
Vice-President, 1983-1990. then President, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, 1990-1991.