Donald Trump, the ex-president, hails from a sizable family with a total of five siblings. Unfortunately, following a recent loss, he now has only one surviving sibling.
Maryanne Trump Barry, a former federal judge, passed away on November 13 at the age of 86. She died in her residence on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Reports indicate that she was under hospice care and succumbed to cancer.
Following her demise, the ex-president honored his sister on Truth Social the next day. He characterized her as a striking woman with a remarkable presence, highlighting her as an outstanding student, intellect, and judge. Trump mentioned that his sister had led a predominantly quiet life until his presidential candidacy, after which the media relentlessly targeted her.
Barry completed her undergraduate studies at Columbia University in 1962. Subsequently, she pursued her Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law, earning her degree in 1974. She later served as an assistant US attorney for the District of New Jersey, distinguishing herself as one of only two women in the office during that period.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan put forth the nomination of Barry for the position on the US District Court for the District of New Jersey. Following confirmation by the Senate, her nearly four-decade tenure on the federal bench commenced.
In 1999, President Bill Clinton selected Barry for a position on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Her appointment received unanimous approval from the Senate. Transitioning to senior status in 2011, she eventually retired from the bench in 2019 during the presidency of her brother.
Barry is preceded in death by her brothers, Fred Jr. and Robert, as well as her husband, John Barry. She is survived by her son, David William Desmond, the former president, her sister Elizabeth, and numerous other family members and friends.