Abitur (advanced matriculation examination), 1968. Universities of Tübingen and Bonn, political science, economics and law. State examination in law, 1974.
Great state examination in law, 1978.
Federal chairman. Junge Union (Young Union), 1973-1983. Member of federal Executive Committee, Christian Democratic Union, since 1975. President, European Union of Young Christian Democrats, 1976-1982.
Chairman, inquiry commission ‘Youth Protest in the Democratic State’, 83. Member of Bundestag for Ludwigsburg. Spokesman on economic policy, CDU/CSU parly, group, since 1983.
Chairman, Christian Democratic Union Nordwürttemberg, since 1985. Member of presiding Committee, Christian Democratic Union BadenWürttemberg, since 1985. Partner, Frank, Grub und Wissmann Solicitors, since 1978.
Member economic working committee, treasurer Christian Democratic Party, 1998—2000. Chairman committee on affairs of European Union German Bundestag, 2002.