Pete Campbell works in the accounts department at Sterling Cooper. He lives in a Park Avenue apartment with wife Trudy, whose father is well off. Pete is a graduate of Deerfield Academy prep school and isn't the most secure guy in the world.

His father died in the crash of an American Airlines jetliner.

Early in season one, Pete slept with Peggy. The result was a baby, which Peggy gave away and which Pete learned about on the second season finale.

 

Pete Campbell Quotes

Roger Sterling: Say nothing. You are here because of Don Draper's largess.
Pete Campbell: Thank you. Thank you so much.
Roger Sterling: Now, I know that your generation went to college instead of serving, so I'll illuminate you. This man is your commanding officer. You live and die in his shadow. Understood?
Pete Campbell: (nods vigorously) I won't let you down, Don.
Roger Sterling: Jesus! Campbell...don't ever say that.

Of course I love you. I'm giving up my life to be with you.

Pete

Mad Men Quotes

Joan: I thought about it and I'm sending my son away.
Richard: What?
Joan: No, I thought about what you said and I like you, too. And if I have to choose between you and my son, I choose you.
Richard: That's not what I said.
Joan: That's exactly what you said.
Richard: Well, I thought about it and I want to be a part of your life and your little boy, too.
Joan: I live with my mother and I've been divorced. Twice.
Richard: I'm buying some property in New York. Where do you live?
Joan: Twelfth Street.
Richard: OK. I'm not going to buy property down there [laughs], but I'm going to get a place in a nice neighborhood by the park and you're going to visit. All of you.

Don: Do you ever feel like there's less to actually do but more to think about?
Ted: Not really. Maybe I'm a bad manager. Maybe I'm too, what do they call it, 'hands on.'