1946 – Born on the 12th of December.
1979 – Goldsmith began his career in politics when he defeated Democratic Judge Andrew Jacobs Sr. in the Marion County prosecutor’s race.
– Goldsmith defeated Democratic Judge Andrew Jacobs Sr. in the race for Marion County Prosecutor.
1988 – John Mutz made an unsuccessful bid for Governor of Indiana, calling upon Goldsmith to be his running mate.
1991 – Goldsmith ran under the Republican ticket for Mayor, defeating his Democratic Party opponent Louis Mahern by a clear majority.
1995 – Goldsmith was a leading force in the rebirth of Downtown Indianapolis. While Circle Centre Mall began under Hudnut, it was Goldsmith who made it a reality.
1992-1999 – Goldsmith served as Mayor of Indianapolis for two terms.
2000 – Goldsmith was chief domestic policy advisor to President George W. Bush in the campaign and then served as Special Advisor to President Bush on faith-based and not for-profit initiatives.
2001 – He was appointed chair to the Corporation for National and Community Services, a position he still holds.