Trump, Donald

Donald John Trump

b. 14 Jun 1946, New York City, New York

Title: President of the United States
Term: 20 Jan 2017 -
Chronology: 6 Jan 2017, election to the office of President of the United States is declared upon counting electoral votes (cast 19 Dec 2016), joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives, House Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. [1]
20 Jan 2017, commencement of term
20 Jan 2017, took an oath of office as President of the United States, inaugural ceremony, West Front, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. [2]
Son of a New York City real estate developer of German ancestry and a Scottish immigrant; attended Kew-Forest School, Forest Hills, New York (1954-1959); was enrolled in the New York Military Academy (1959-1964); attended Fordham University (1964-1966); transferred to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics; worked at the family's company, Elizabeth Trump & Son; promoted to president of the company in the early 1970s, which he later renamed the Trump Organization. ; became involved in large, profitable building projects in Manhattan; opened the Grand Hyatt (1980), which made him the city's best-known developer; owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015; began starring in the hit NBC reality series The Apprentice (2004-2015), which also spawned the offshoot The Celebrity Apprentice; considered a presidential run in 1988 as a Republican, but chose not to run; sought the presidential nomination of the Reform Party (2000), but withdrew before voting began; received nomination as a Republican candidate and won the general election in 2016.
Biographical sources: "The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders and a Presidential Candidate", by Gwenda Blair (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2015)

Candidate Electoral vote (19 Dec 2016)
Donald J. Trump 304
Hillary Clinton 227
Colin Powell 3
John Kasich 1
Ron Paul 1
Bernie Sanders 1
Faith Spotted Eagle 1
total number of electors appointed 538
number of votes for a majority 270
Source of electoral results: Congressional Record, 115th Congress, 1st Session, vol. 163, No. 11, H189-H190.

[1] Congressional Record, 115th Congress, 1st Session, vol. 163, No. 11, H185-H190.
[2] Congressional Record, 115th Congress, 1st Session, vol. 163, No. 11, S362-S365.
Last updated on: 04 Mar 2017 11:15:52