Sauer did a commercial apprenticeship in the property and housing industry at Salzgitter-Wohnungs-AG, the housing company of Salzgitter-AG, later the Preussag Group.
From 1971 to 1993 he was CDU district chairman of Salzgitter, from 1972 to 1974 councilor of the city of Salzgitter.
Sauer was a member of the German Bundestag from 1972 to 1994. He was always elected from the Lower Saxony state list and was a candidate in the Salzgitter-Wolfenbüttel constituency.
From 1989 to 2017 he was federal chairman of the East and Central German Association of the CDU in Germany and in this role had been an advisory member of the CDU federal executive committee since 1990 . In addition, he was Vice President of the Association of Displaced Persons until 2014 and has been state chairman of the Silesian Landsmannschaft in Lower Saxony since 1982 .
- Rudolf Vierhaus , Ludolf Herbst (eds.), Bruno Jahn (collaborators): Biographical manual of the members of the German Bundestag. 1949-2002. Vol. 2: N-Z. Attachment. KG Saur, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-598-23782-0 , p. 718.
- Margrit Gerste: Helmut Sauer, board member of the Landsmannschaft Silesia: A "displaced person". In: zeit.de. January 25, 1985, accessed December 2, 2014 .
- Press release: OMV: Egon Primas MdL new federal chairman. In: omv.cdu.de. November 24, 2017. Retrieved March 15, 2018 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German politician (CDU), Member of the Bundestag|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 24, 1945|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lutomierz , Powiat Ząbkowicki|