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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.


  • Other Work

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


It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.


Peace making is the creative and positive quest for the well-being of humankind and the planet on which people live.


Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.


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