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Rob Portman's Biography


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37 West Broad Street
Room 300
Columbus, OH 43215

1240 East 9th Street
Room 3061
Cleveland, OH 44199

312 Walnut Street
Suite 3425
Cincinnati, OH 45202

420 Madison Avenue
Room 1210
Toledo, OH 43604

448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Robert 'Rob' J. Portman




Wife: Jane; 3 Children: Jed, Will, Sally

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Cincinnati, OH

Home City:

Cincinnati, OH



JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1984

BA, Dartmouth College, 1979

Senator, United States Senate, 2011-present

Former House Republican Assistant Whip

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 2, 1993-2005

Former Member, Budget Committee, United States Senate

Member, Congressional Caucus on Unfunded Mandates

Former Member, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Energy Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Health Care Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, United States Senate

Former Member, Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy Subcommittee, United States Senate

Co-Chair, National Commission on Restructuring the IRS

Former Member, National Parks Subcommittee, United States Senate

Member, National Republican Congressional Committee

Former Member, Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Chair, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, United States Senate

Member, Republican Policy Committee

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on International trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, United States Senate

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy, United States Senate

Former Member, Water and Power Subcommittee, United States Senate

Owner, Golden Lamb Inn in Lebanon, Ohio, present

Attorney, Patton, Boggs, and Blow

Aide, White House

Of Counsel, Squire, Sanders, & Dempsey Limited Liability Partnership, 2007-2010

Director, Office of Management and Budget, United States Cabinet, 2006-2007

Trade Representative, United States Cabinet, 2005-2006

Attorney, Graydon, Head, and Ritchey, 1987-1989, 1991-1993

Director, Office of Legislative Affairs, White House, 1989-1991

Associate White House Counsel, President George H.W. Bush, 1989

Member, Advisory Board, The Ohio State University’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs

Chair, Ohio’s Future Political Action Committee (PAC)

Founder, The Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati

Board Member, The Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati

Father's Name:

Bill Portman

Father's Occupation:

Founder, Portman Equipment Company

Mother's Occupation:

Bookkeeper, Portman Equipment Company

Pets (include names):

Dog, Chuck