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Rob Portman

Rob PortmanAKA Robert Jones Portman

Born: 19-Dec-1955
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Ohio

Attorney, Budget Director for President George W. Bush, and six-term US Congressman elected to US Senate in 2010. Conservative Republican; anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Supported 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution. Did a startling about-face in 2013, endorsing gay rights and even gay marriage -- after his son came out as gay.

Frequently proffered as a Vice Presidential running mate for Mitt Romney.

Father: William Portman (forklift dealer)
Mother: Joan Portman
Wife: Jane Dudley (m. 1986, 2 sons, 1 daughter)
Son: Jed
Son: William
Daughter: Sally

    High School: Cincinnati Country Day School, Cincinnati, OH (1974)
    University: BA Anthropology, Dartmouth College (1979)
    Law School: JD, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1984)

    US Senator, Ohio (2011-)
    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey Partner (2007-10)
    US Director, Office of Management and Budget (29-May-2006 to 3-Aug-2007)
    US Trade Representative (2005-06)
    US Congressman, Ohio 2nd (1993-2005, resigned)
    Graydon, Head, and Ritchey Partner (1991-93)
    White House Staff Office of Legislative Affairs, White House (1989-91)
    White House Staff Associate Counsel to George H.W. Bush (1989)
    Graydon, Head, and Ritchey Attorney (1986-89)
    Patton Boggs Attorney (1984-86)
    Global Warming Skeptics
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati Founder
    George W. Bush for President
    Jobs for America's Graduates Board of Directors (former)
    John McCain 2008
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Republican National Committee
    Bush Pioneer 2004

    Mitt (17-Jan-2014) · Himself

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Author of books:
Wisdom's Paradise: Forgotten Shakers of Union Village (2004, history, with Cheryl Bauer)

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