Donald Trump’s elder sister has died.
Who was Maryanne Trump Barry?
Maryanne Trump Barry was the older sister of former President Donald Trump. Born on April 5, 1937, she was a retired American federal judge. Maryanne and Donald Trump were two of the five children of Fred Trump and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump.
Maryanne Trump Barry graduated from Mount Holyoke College and later earned her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law. She began her legal career in private practice before being appointed as a federal judge.
In 1983, Maryanne Trump Barry was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She served as a district court judge from 1983 to 1999. During her time on the district court, she handled a variety of cases, gaining a reputation for her legal acumen and fair-minded approach.
In 1999, President Bill Clinton nominated Maryanne Trump Barry to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She was confirmed by the Senate and served as a circuit judge until her retirement in 2019. On the Third Circuit, she participated in hearing and deciding a wide range of federal appeals.
Maryanne Trump Barry’s retirement came amid a judicial conduct investigation. In a series of secret recordings made by her niece, Mary L. Trump, Maryanne was heard making critical remarks about her brother, Donald Trump. The recordings were made public, and in response, Maryanne resigned from her judicial position.
The retirement marked the end of Maryanne Trump Barry’s long and distinguished career as a federal judge. Her contributions to the legal profession and the federal judiciary, as well as her role within the Trump family, left a lasting impact.