1941, in the Alpine village of Oberaudorf.PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Entered state parliament in 1974. Served as general secretary of the Bavarian Christian Socialist Union (1978-83), chief of staff to the prime minister (1982-88), and state Interior Minister (1988-93).QUIRKS
A teetotaler in a region where some people drink beer with breakfast.
Data: Christian Socialist Union, BusinessWeek