Frederick Christ “Fred” Trump, Sr

Frederick Christ “Fred” Trump, Sr

East Tremont, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 25 Jun 1999 (aged 93)
New Hyde Park, Nassau County, New York, USA
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Map 3A, Lot 14876
Memorial ID 40736522 · View Source
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Father of 45th US President Donald J. Trump. Real Estate Developer. Fred Trump was the second of three children born to German immigrants, Friederich Trump and Elizabeth Christ. His father died in 1918, when Fred was 13 years old.

Two years later, while still in high school, he started his own construction business building garages in Queens, New York. By the late 1920s he had graduated to building single-family homes. During the depression, he took a risk and opened one of the first supermarkets in the area. His slogan was "Serve Yourself and Save". He eventually sold the supermarket after making a fortune with the venture. After World War II, when apartments for returning servicemen and their families were in short supply, Trump branched out into middle-income housing. Between 1949 and 1963 he built over 27,000 apartments and row homes in Brooklyn and Queens, New York.

Despite his fortune, Fred and his wife of 61 years, Scottish-born Mary McLeod, lived in a red-brick Colonial they built in 1951 on a half-acre lot in the middle-class suburb of Jamaica Estates, in Queens, New York. They had five children:
Maryanne (born 1937), a federal appeals court judge;
Frederick "Fred" Jr. (1938–81);
Elizabeth (born 1942), a banking executive;
Donald (born 1946) businessman, television personality and US President; and Robert (born 1948), president of his father's property management company.

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  • Maintained by: Brody Musser
  • Originally Created by: Susan Beyer
  • Added: 16 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40736522
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Christ “Fred” Trump, Sr (11 Oct 1905–25 Jun 1999), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40736522, citing Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Brody Musser (contributor 50330671) .