|41st Lieutenant Governor of Missouri|
January 12, 1981 – January 14, 1985
|Preceded by||William C. Phelps|
|Succeeded by||Harriett Woods|
|65th Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives|
January 5, 1977 – January 7, 1981
|Preceded by||Richard J. Rabbitt|
|Succeeded by||Bob F. Griffin|
|Member of the Missouri House of Representatives from the 77th district|
January 3, 1973 – January 7, 1981
|Preceded by||Dorothy E. Meagher|
|Succeeded by||Sheila Lumpe|
|Member of the Missouri House of Representatives from the 36th district|
January 4, 1967 – January 3, 1973
|Preceded by||None (new district)|
|Succeeded by||Leo McKamey|
|Member of the Missouri House of Representatives from St. Louis district 8|
January 9, 1963 – January 4, 1967
|Preceded by||Alfred A. Speer|
|Succeeded by||None (district eliminated)|
October 11, 1935|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Geraldine Jaffe (divorced)|
|Alma mater||Washington University in St. Louis|
Rothman was born and raised in St. Louis and attended public schools. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with an A.B. in history and political science and also received his law degree from Washington University.
Rothman served in the Missouri Air National Guard from 1953 to 1962 and was called to active duty during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. He worked as a prosecutor for St. Louis County before entering private law practice. Rothman's political career began with his election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1962 representing the Clayton area. He was re-elected eight times. In 1973 he was chosen as Majority Leader and in 1976 he became Speaker of the House.
He currently serves of counsel to the law firm of Capes, Sokol, Goodman and Sarachan PC.
Rothman's ex-wife, Geri Rothman-Serot, was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate against Kit Bond in 1992. His son Daniel Rothmanis an attorney in Des Moines Iowa though they are not on speaking terms.
| Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
Richard J. Rabbitt
| Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives
Bob F. Griffin