Fred Trump

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Fred Trump
Born Frederick Christ Trump
(1905-10-11)October 11, 1905
Woodhaven, New York, U.S.
Died June 25, 1999(1999-06-25) (aged 93)
New Hyde Park, New York, U.S.
Occupation Real estate developer
Net worth Increase $400 million (1999)
Spouse(s) Mary MacLeod Trump
Children Donald, Maryanne, Robert, Elizabeth (Mrs. Grau), Fred Trump Jr.

Frederick Christ "Fred" Trump (October 11, 1905 – June 25, 1999) was an American real estate developer. He was the father of Maryanne Trump Barry, Robert Trump, Elizabeth Trump Grau, Donald Trump and Fred Trump Jr.

Early life[edit]

Trump was born in the Woodhaven neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens to German immigrants, Friedrich Drumpf (March 14, 1869 – March 30, 1918) and Elisabeth Christ (October 10, 1880 – June 6, 1966), who were married in 1902 at Kallstadt, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.[1] Trump's father emigrated to the United States in 1885 and became a naturalized US citizen in 1892, anglicizing his name to "Frederick Trump", where he began his career running the Arctic Restaurant and Hotel in Bennett, British Columbia, during the Klondike Gold Rush. After the turn of the century, the restaurant was sold and he returned to Germany. After marriage he emigrated again, settling down in Queens, where Fred Trump was born in 1905.


Trump embarked on a career as an entrepreneur through real estate development, building, and operating affordable rental housing via large apartment complexes in New York City, including more than 27,000 low-income multifamily apartments and row houses in the neighborhoods of Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay, Flatbush, and Brighton Beach in Brooklyn and Flushing and Jamaica Estates in Queens.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Trump married Scottish immigrant Mary A. MacLeod (born May 10, 1912, Stornoway, Scotland – died August 7, 2000, New Hyde Park, New York) in 1936.

By the time of his death, Trump had amassed a $400 million estate, left largely to his children, contributing a significant amount to Donald Trump's fortune. Trump suffered from Alzheimer's disease for six years before his death from pneumonia in June 1999,[2] at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, in New Hyde Park, New York.[3]


  1. ^ "Donald Trump genealogy". Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Fred C. Trump, Postwar Master Builder of Housing for Middle Class, Dies at 93". The New York Times, Tracie Rozhon, June 26, 1999. June 26, 1999. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ FRED TRUMP, DAD OF DONALD, DIES AT 93, Angela Mosconi June 26, 1999


  • Rozhon, Tracie. "Fred C. Trump, Postwar Master Builder of Housing for Middle Class, Dies at 93", The New York Times, June 26, 1999.

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