PORTMAN, Robert Jones (Rob) (1955-)
Senate Years of Service: 2011-

PORTMAN, ROBERT JONES (ROB), a Senator and a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 19, 1955; graduated from the Cincinnati Country Day School, Cincinnati, Ohio; graduated Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., B.A., 1979; graduated University of Michigan School of Law, Ann Arbor, Mich., J.D., 1984; associate counsel to President George H. W. Bush 1989; deputy assistant and director, Office of Legislative Affairs, White House Office 1989-1991; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Willis D. Gradison, Jr.; reelected to the six succeeding Congresses until his resignation on April 29, 2005 (May 4, 1993-April 29, 2005); U.S. Trade Representative, in the cabinet of President of George W. Bush 2005-2006; Director, Office of Management and Budget, in the cabinet of President George W. Bush 2006-2007; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2010; reelected in 2016 for the term ending January 3, 2023.

Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC
Papers: In the National Zoological Park, Office of the Director, Appointment Files, 1998-1999, 2 boxes.
Persons represented include Robert Portman.

  • Portman, Robert J. "Addicted to Failure." Policy Review 79 (September/October 1996): 56-58.
  • ___. Wisdom's Paradise: The Forgotten Shakers of Union Village. Wilmington, OH: Orange Frazer Press, 2004.