Maryanne Trump Barry, the older sister of former President Donald Trump and a former federal judge, passed away at age 86.
Discovered in her Fifth Avenue apartment early in the morning, there were no signs of trauma or foul play. Emergency crews responded to a call reporting a person in cardiac arrest.
Maryanne Trump Barry served as a senior judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit until her retirement in 2019. Her legal career began in 1983 when then-President Ronald Reagan appointed her to the US District Court for the District of New Jersey.
In 1999, then-President Bill Clinton appointed her to the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Barry retired in 2019 amid an investigation into judicial misconduct related to alleged fraudulent tax and financial transactions involving her father and siblings. The study was closed without a conclusion when Barry retired in February 2019.
Maryanne Trump Barry, Former Federal Judge
With Maryanne Trump Barry’s passing, three of former President Donald Trump’s four siblings have now died.
Robert Trump, the youngest brother, passed away in August 2020 at the age of 71, and Fred Trump Jr. died of a heart attack at the age of 42 in September 1981.
The relationship between former President Donald Trump and his older sister became strained toward the end of Trump’s presidency. Mary Trump, Donald Trump’s niece, published a book and released audio recordings in which Maryanne Trump Barry criticized her younger brother.
The revelations included comments like, “All he wants to do is appeal to his base. He has no principles. None. None. And his base, I mean my God, if you were religious, you want to help people. Not do this.”
Despite the publicized discord, sources suggest that the siblings were on a path to repairing their relationship. They reportedly saw each other as recently as the summer at Trump’s club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Maryanne Trump Barry’s passing marks the end of a significant chapter in the Trump family’s history.
Her distinguished legal career and the complexities of her relationship with her younger brother, Donald Trump, reflect the intricacies and challenges within the family. As condolences pour in, her legacy as a jurist and her role within the Trump family will be remembered.