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Robert Jones Portman

representative , senator , United States senator from Ohio

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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Married Jane D. Portman. Children: Jed, Will, Sally.

Jane D. Portman

Jed Portman

Will Portman

Sally Portman


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