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Robert Jones Portman

Robert Jones Portman, United States Senator from Ohio, former United States Representative from Ohio.

Background

  • Portman, Robert Jones was born on December 19, 1955 in Cincinnati.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1979. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1984.

    Career

    • Associate Patton Boggs LLP, Washington, 1984—1986. Partner Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP, Cincinnati, 1986-1989, 1991—1993. Associate counsel to President The White House, Washington, 1989—1991, deputy assistant to President for legislative affairs, 1989—1991.

      Member United States Delaware to United Nations Subcommittee on Human Rights, 1992, United States Congress from 2nd Ohio District, 1993—2005. United States Trade Republican, Office United States Trade Republican Executive Office of the President, Washington, 2005—2006, director Office Management & Budget, 2006—2007. Of counsel Squires Sanders & Dempsey LLP, Cincinnati & Washington District of Columbia, 2007—2009.

      United States Senator from Ohio, since 2011. Member United States Senate Budget Committee, Washington, since 2011, United States Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, Washington, 2011, United States Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Reform, Washington, since 2011.

    Works

    • Co-author (with Cheryl Bauer): Wisdom's Paradise: The Forgotten Shakers of Union Village, 2004.

    Politics

    The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    As someone joins the group of people seeking to follow the way of Jesus, it means to respond to God's challenge and begin to share his relationship with God as Father.

    Views

    Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.

    Membership

    Board trustees Springer School, The United Way, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. Founding trustee Cincinnati-China Sister City Committee. Member advisory board, John Glenn School Public Affairs, The Ohio State University, since 2008.

    Vice chairman Hamilton County George Bush for President Campaign, 1988, 92. Chairman Republican Early Bird Campaign committee, 1992. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1988, 92.

    Active Hamilton County Republican Party Executive committee, Hamilton County Republican Party Finance Committee. Member Cincinnati World Trade Association.

    Connections

    • Married Jane D. Portman. Children: Jed, Will, Sally.
    • spouse: Jane D. Portman
    • children: Jed Portman
    • Will Portman
    • Sally Portman
    Robert Jones Portman
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    Born December 19, 1955
    (age 60)
    • 1979
      Dartmouth College
    • 1984
      University Michigan
    • 1984 - 1986
      Associate, Patton Boggs Limited Liability Partnership
      Washington, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      partner, Graydon Head & Ritchey Limited Liability Partnership
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1989 - 1991
      associate, counsel to President The White House
      Washington, United States
    • 1991 - 1993
      partner, Graydon Head & Ritchey Limited Liability Partnership
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1992
      member, United States Delaware to United Nations Subcommittee on Human Rights
    • 1993 - 2005
      member, United States Delaware to United Nations Subcommittee on Human Rights
    • 2007 - 2009
      of counsel, Squires Sanders & Dempsey Limited Liability Partnership
    • 2011
      member, United States Senate Budget Committee
      Washington, United States
    • 2011
      member, United States Senate Budget Committee
      Washington, United States
    • 2011
      member, United States Senate Budget Committee
      Washington, United States
    • 2011
      United States Senator from Ohio
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