|46th Mayor of Indianapolis|
January 1, 1992 – January 1, 2000
|Preceded by||William H. Hudnut III|
|Succeeded by||Bart Peterson|
December 12, 1946 |
|Alma mater||Wabash College
University of Michigan Law School
Stephen "Steve" Goldsmith (born December 12, 1946) is the former mayor of Indianapolis and most recently served as the Deputy Mayor of New York City for Operations, stepping down effective August 4, 2011. He is also the Daniel Paul Professor of Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
- 1 Early life and career
- 2 Political career
- 3 Private sector
- 4 Electoral history
- 5 References
- 6 Publications
- 7 External links
Early life and career
Goldsmith was born on December 12, 1946, in Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Wabash College and the University of Michigan Law School where he earned a Juris Doctor degree. Goldsmith is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
Marion County Prosecutor
In 1978, Goldsmith began his political career by defeating Democratic Judge Andrew Jacobs Sr. in the race for Marion County Prosecutor. Goldsmith continued to serve in this capacity for 12 years (1979–1991), when the opportunity to run for Mayor of Indianapolis presented itself.
Race for Lieutenant Governor
In 1988, John Mutz made an unsuccessful bid for Governor of Indiana, calling upon Goldsmith to be his running mate. Mutz and Goldsmith lost to the Democratic ticket of Evan Bayh and Frank O'Bannon.
Mayor of Indianapolis
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