Peter Goldsmith was the husband of Carla Goldsmith and father of Fred and Frannie. He worked as a machinist in a large Sanford auto parts firm, but was planning to retire in 1991. His daughter Fran named her first child after him.
- "Put not your trust in the princes of this world, for they will frig thee up and so shalt their governments, even unto the end of the earth."
- ―Peter Goldsmith[src]
Peter was a calm, down-to-earth sort of person, but was generally mistrustful of social security. He, like his father, was a Democrat, one of few in Maine,