Diesterweg Grammar School, West Berlin, 1961. Free University of Berlin, second state law examination, 1972.
Member, Christian Democratic Union, since 1962, Vice Chairman, German Students’ Federation (VDS), 1965-1966. Member of Berlin Parliament and Chairman of Christian Democratic Union Association. Berlin, since 1971; Chairman.
Schools Committee, then Spokesman of Christian Democratic Union Parliamentary Group in the Main Committee, 1971-1975. General Secretary, Christian Democratic Union Association, Berlin, 1975-1981, Vice Chairman, 1981-1983, Chairman, since 1983. Member, Christian Democratic Union National Executive, since 1983.
Governing Mayor of Berlin, 1984-1989, since 1991. Chairman, Christian Democratic Union Group and Leader of the Opposition, Berlin Parliament, 1989-1990. Regierender Bürgermeister of Berlin Landtag.
Berlin Chamber of Deputies 1971-1981. Bundestag (Pari.) as W. Berlin Representative 1980-1981.
Married Monika Adler. Children: Anne-Katrin, Frederick-Paul.