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August 16, 2020
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Robert Trump, BU Alum and President’s Brother, Dies

Robert Trump (DGE’68, CAS’72), Manhattan businessman and younger brother to President Donald Trump, died over the weekend at age 71. A soccer player at BU (team captain and MVP of the 1969 men’s team), and economics major, Robert Trump was on hand in 2013 for the opening of the New Balance Field. After graduating from BU, he first went to work on Wall Street before joining the Trump family business. In a statement, President Trump said: “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again.” Photo courtesy of BU Athletics.