Peter Plympton Smith

American politician

Peter Plympton Smith (born October 31, 1945) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from the U.S. state of Vermont, the 74th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, and an education administrator.

Peter Plympton Smith
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's At-large district
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1991
Preceded byJim Jeffords
Succeeded byBernie Sanders
74th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
In office
GovernorRichard A. Snelling
Madeleine M. Kunin
Preceded byMadeleine M. Kunin
Succeeded byHoward Dean
Personal details
Born (1945-10-31) October 31, 1945 (age 74)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican
Alma materPrinceton University
Harvard University

He served as the founding president of the Community College of Vermont, the founding president of California State University, Monterey Bay, and as assistant director general for education of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Smith was one of thirty former Republican congressmen to sign a letter opposing Donald Trump's candidacy for President.[1]


  1. Bash, Dana; Kopan, Tal (6 October 2016). "30 Former GOP Lawmakers Sign Anti-Trump Letter". CNN.