Maryanne Trump Barry

American lawyer and judge; eldest sibling of Donald Trump

Maryanne Trump Barry (formerly Desmond; born April 5, 1937) is an American attorney and a senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit after being appointed by President Bill Clinton.[1] She served as judge from 1999 until her retirement in 2011.

Trump Barry in 1992

She is the older sister of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States.

Barry was born in New York City. She studied at Mount Holyoke College and at Columbia University. She later went to Hofstra University to earn her J.D..[2] From 1960 until their divorce in 1980, she was married to David Desmond. In 1982, she married John Barry. John died in 2000. Barry had one son, David.


  1. Jenna Johnson (October 11, 2015). "Donald Trump says his older sister isn't interested in becoming a Supreme Court judge". Washington Post. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  2. "At the Bar". The New York Times. December 4, 1992. Retrieved January 25, 2016.