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buy cars, and Fred Trump was soon able to establish a good new businessbuilding prefabricated garages for fifty dollars each.He never considered college because he was responsible for supporting hisfamily, so he began working as a carpenter's helper for a home-builder in Queens.Fred was a very focused and ambitious young man who decided shortly after hisfather's death that if he could develop skills, he would be able to support a familyand get ahead.Before he was of legal age, he built his first home and called his company
Elizabeth Trump & Son.
(Elizabeth/ his mother) As soon as he sold his first house,he used the profit to build another, and he kept his business going from there,building bigger projects one after another in working-class communities aroundQueens. He continued to build over the years but began to aim at a more affluentmarket, building larger homes.In 1929 when the depression suddenly hit, and Fred turned to other businesses.He bought a bankrupt mortgage-servicing company and later sold it at a profit. In1934 Trump went back to building low priced homes. Selling hundreds of homesthroughout the 1930's.Fred Trump married Mary MacLeod in 1936. Their first son, Freddy, was not of thesame mold as either Fred Trump or his younger brother, Donald. He was a goodlooking, easy going guy who loved parties, much to the frustration of thedisciplined Fred Trump Sr. Freddy never could become interested in business andeventually became a pilot for TWA. He died of alcoholism at age 43.Their middle son, Donald, was drawn to business very early on, yet he never imitated his father. Young Donald was always assertive, being a neighborhoodleader with his peers during high school. Younger brother Robert was always closeto Donald, but in no way as confident and independent. At 13 donald Trump went to military school. He attended New York Military Academy in upstate New York beginning 8th grade, and stayed there until hissenior year. It was there that he learned about discipline and the channeling of hisaggression into achievement. He was appointed captain of the cadets, and after graduating Donald went to the Wharton School of Finance, where he earned hisdegree in economics.Upon graduation he worked for his father briefly to finally seal what his thoughtshad always been, that he was not interested in the way his father did Real Estate.Fred Trump built low income and middle income buildings in Booklyn and Queens,while Donald's ambitions gravitated to the best possible locations. All the years of thinking big had set his ambitions in another direction.