Denomination: Roman Catholic
Judge. Head office Minstry Labor and Social Affairs, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 1961-1965. Member Bundestag (German parliament), Bonn, then Berlin, 1965-1967, 80—.
Member Rheiland-Pfalz State Parliament, 1971-1979. Minister social affairs, health and sport Rheinland-Pfalz, 1967-1977. Minister of youth, family and health Federal Republic Germany, 1982-1985.
Member federal board Christian Democratic Union, 1967-1977, general secretary, 1977-1989, vice chairman, 1989-1990, member presiding board, 1990-1994, member Federal Board, since 1994. Vice chairman parliamentary group Christian Democratic Union/CSU.
1961 - 1965
1965 - 1967