Maryanne Trump Barry
Maryanne Trump Barry is an American attorney and a retired United States federal judge. She is the eldest sister of U.S. President Donald Trump. Barry was born Maryanne Trump in Queens in New York City on April 5, 1937, the eldest child of real-estate developer Fred Trump and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump.
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Maryanne Trump Barry is an American attorney and a retired United States federal judge. She became an Assistant United States Attorney in 1974, and was first appointed to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. In 1999, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, by President Clinton. She took senior status in June 2011 and fully retired from the federal bench in February 2019. She is the eldest sister of U. S. President Donald Trump. Barry was born Maryanne Trump in Queens in New York City on April 5, 1937, the eldest child of real-estate developer Fred Trump and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1958,: 244 and a Master of Arts in public law and government from Columbia University in 1962. She later attended law school, earning her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 1974.
In 1985, she recused herself in a drug-trafficking case due to her brother Donald’s relationship with the accused trafficker. Barry’s reputation on the bench was that of a tough judge with strong command of her courtroom. She presided over the conviction of Louis Manna, the Genovese crime family mobster accused of plotting to assassinate rival John Gotti. In January 2006, Barry testified in support of the appointment of fellow Third Circuit Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. In a 2006 ruling, Abou Cham v. Attorney General, Barry was harshly critical of the conduct of a U. s. Immigration Court judge in a case involving a refugee from The Gambia. She ruled in favor of the refugee petitioner in a two-day hearing as bullying and abusive toward Judge Donald Ferlise. On June 30, 2011, Barry assumed senior status and took inactive status in February 2017, about two weeks after her brother’s inauguration.