Maryanne Trump Barry, the eldest sister of former U.S. President Donald Trump, recently passed away at the age of 86.
Maryanne Trump Barry had an interesting life. She was born in 1937 and by the end of the 1960s had become a successful lawyer. After serving as a law clerk for a federal judge, she spent most of her legal career at a prominent New York law firm. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan nominated her to be a federal judge, where she was confirmed by the Senate without opposition.
During her tenure on the federal bench, Maryanne earned a reputation as an independent-minded judge, taking on cases involving hot-button issues such as abortion and tough sentencing for drug offences. Over the years, she became well-respected in the legal community for her willingness to take on difficult cases.
In her later years, Maryanne continued to serve on the federal bench until her retirement in 2011. During her time as a judge, she ruled on several matters relating to her brother’s businesses.
Even though Maryanne and Donald Trump had a difficult relationship during the 2016 presidential election, It was widely known that Maryanne did vote for her brother. Despite their differences, Maryanne credited Donald Trump’s inspiring speech at the Republican National Convention that same year for sparking her interest in getting involved in politics.
Maryanne Trump Barry had a tremendous legal career, and her loss is felt not only by her family, but also by the legal community. She will be remembered for her independence and her willingness to take on difficult cases. May her memory be honored and her impact be remembered.