Party affiliation: christlich Demokratische Union (CDU, Christian Democratic Union), 1964
Federal Authority for Labour. Member of council, Dorsten since 1969. Member of Bundestag, since 1972.
Parliamentary Secretary, CDU/CSUBundestag Group to 1987 (member of Coucil of Elders). Parliamentary Secretary of State, Federal Ministry of Defence, since 1987. Professional career: labour and war service.