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Maryanne Trump Barry is one of the siblings of Donald Trump who is the Republican presidential candidate of United State as well industrialist of American. Mary Anne is also the Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Early life and education

In 1937, Barry was born into Fred Trump and Mary Macleod Trump, real estate developer in the New York City, New York. 2016 Republican presidential nominee’s eldest sister is Mary Anne Barry.

In 1958, Barry graduated in political science from Mount Holyoke College and she completed M.A. in 1962 from Columbia University. In 1974, Barry received J.D. from law school, Hofstra University School. Barry possessed other position of public services and for the District of New Jersey, an Assistant U.S. Attorney before becoming a Judge.


On 14th September 1983, President Ronald Reagan nominated Barry which was vacated by Henry Curtis Meanor to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. On 6th October 1983, the United States Senate confirmed her and the next day, the commission was received by her.

On 17th June 1999, to replace H. Lee Sarokin, President Bill Clinton suggested being a judge for the third circuit on the United States court appeals.

On September 13, 1999, the United States Senate, Barry was confirmed without exception and on 22nd September 1999, the commission was received. “I am deeply honored and very grateful for the nomination,” Barry told the New Jersey Law Journal in 1999. “I am surprised I was approached on it. I assume that my record is good enough as a district court judge to be reached out to, and I’m glad that politics weren’t a priority here.”

Barry’s status was that of a durable judge on the bench with strong instruct of her law court. Barry refused and plea bargaining deal while a district court judge in Essex County, New Jersey that would have released two county detectives charged with preserving a drug dealer and she enforced the case to trial, where declared and undergone jail terms to investigators. Over the conviction of Louis Manna, the Genovese crime family boss, to murder rival John Gotti plotting was accused which was disapproved by Barry.

At the Supreme Court, in support of the appointment of co-worker Third Circuit Judge in January 2006 of Samuel Alito was disapproved by Barry. Berry undertook the senior status on 30th June 2011. On June 30, 2011, Barry assumed senior status and Judge Patty Shwartz succeeded finally.


Barry was granted an award, named for O’Connor in 2004 on Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the United States Supreme Court. This award is given by LA school, Seton Hall University School to a female who is very excellent public service and law. At the presentation ceremony, Barry said, “I say to the women out there, remember how difficult it was for women like Justice O’Connor starting out,” adding, “Even though she graduated with top grades, she had to take a job as a legal secretary. Remember how far we have come.”

Personal life

David Desmond was a lieutenant to whom Marry Anne married off the United States Air Force. In 1980, Barry and David divorced. Again, Marry Anne married John Joseph Barry in 1982 who was a New Jersey Lawyer. On April 2000, John Joseph Barry died.

From Barry’s first marriage, she has a son named David William Desmond. He was born in 1960 who is a psychologist. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the place where Barry lives.

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