Degree in law, University Tübingen, Germany, 1952.
Various positions, Ministry of Interior, Baden-Württemberg Ministry of State, 1965-1970; senior civil servant, 1971; secretary of state, Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance, 1972; appointed Lord Mayor, City of Stuttgart, since 1976; vice president, then president, German Municipal Authorities chairman, Baden-Württemberg Municipal Authorities Chairman, Board Of Directors, Landesgirokasse Bank, Stuttgart.
Member Association Local Authority Organizations (president), Freiherr vom Stein Society (president), Zweckverband Bodensee Wasserversorgung (chairman), others.
Married Liselotte Daiber. 1 foster child.