New York City (Agencies): Maryanne Trump Barry, the eldest sibling of former US President Donald Trump, was discovered deceased on Monday in her New York City apartment at the age of 86.
Police found her lifeless body at her 5th Avenue residence in Manhattan’s Upper East Side around 4 a.m., as reported by the Post Millennial. The city’s medical examiner has not yet disclosed the cause of death, but authorities have stated that there were no indications of trauma or foul play.
Born in 1937, Maryanne was the eldest among the five Trump siblings. She was nominated to the US District Court in New Jersey by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 and to the US Court of Appeals (Third Circuit) by President Bill Clinton in 1999. Barry Trump transitioned to inactive judge status in 2016 and retired in 2019, stepping out of the public eye during her brother’s presidency.
“I knew better even as a child than to even attempt to compete with Donald,” she told New York magazine in 2002. “I wouldn’t have been able to win. He was building models when he was very young. Huge buildings.”
Maryanne pursued higher education at Mount Holyoke and earned her master’s degree from Columbia University in 1962. She married David Desmond, with whom she had a son, who later became a psychologist and humorist. Six years after giving birth, Maryanne enrolled in Hofstra University’s law school and embarked on a career in law.