Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member of municipal council, Bübingen, 1969-1974. Member of town council, Saarbrücken, 1974-1976. Member of Bundestag (Saarland list) 1974-1983 and 1985-1989.
Mem of the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council and member of the European Parliament, since 1989. Professional career: school service, Ottweiler and Bübingen. Director of school (Rektorin).