Frederick Christ “Fred” Trump (October 11, 1905 – June 25, 1999) was a German-American real estate developer and philanthropist, and the father of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. He also had a daughter Maryanne, who became an attorney and was appointed as a judge to the United States Court of Appeals.
Trump’s development company built and managed single-family houses in Queens, barracks and garden apartments for U.S. Navy personnel near major shipyards along the East Coast, and more than 27,000 apartments in New York City.
During his business career, Trump was investigated by a U.S. Senate committee (1954) for profiteering from public contracts, was investigated by the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division (1973) for civil rights violations — and was the subject of criticism by his tenant Woody Guthrie, who became a noted folk singer.
Fred Trump suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for six years. He fell ill with pneumonia in June 1999 and was admitted to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, where he died at age 93 a few weeks later. Trump’s estate was estimated by his family at $250 million to $300 million; his funeral was held at the Marble Collegiate Church. He is interred at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens. His wife died the following summer at age 88.
Mary Anne MacLeod Trump (May 10, 1912 – August 7, 2000) was the mother of businessman and the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Mary Anne MacLeod was born in the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, in owned by her father since 1895) as the youngest of 10 children born to Malcolm MacLeod (1866–1954) and Mary MacLeod (née Smith) (1867–1963). Her paternal grandparents were Alexander MacLeod and Ann MacLeod and maternal grandparents were Donald Smith and Mary MacAulay.
Her father was a crofter, fisherman and Compulsory Officer (truancy officer) and she was raised in a Gaelic-speaking household with her second language being English, which she learned at Tong school where it was reported she was a star pupil.
On October 31, 1991, 79-year-old Mary Trump was mugged and beaten near her home in Queens, New York. She sustained broken ribs, facial bruises, several fractures, a brain hemorrhage, and permanent damage to her sight and hearing.