Arthur L. Barton
Arthur Layton Barton, Delta 1915 and Alpha Epsilon 1920, Distinguished Service Award
Honoree, 1958. (August, 18, 1893 – ?)
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Brother Barton was initiated into the Delta chapter at Rutgers University and received his A.B. degree in 1915. He then attended the University of Illinois Law School, and was a member of the editorial board of the University of Illinois Law Bulletin and graduated in
Brother Barton was a prominent New York attorney who practiced most of his career as a partner in the firm of Clark, Sickels and Barton in New York. In 1931 he served as the Sigma Rho Alpha. He was the legal advisor to Zeta Psi during most of the 1940s and 1950s and was instrumental in establishing the legal basis for the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation in 1947, serving as the Foundation’s first legal advisor.
Brother Barton was also an active member of the Zeta Psi Club of New York City and
was one of a group of Elder brothers who contributed financially to transforming the
Club during World War II into the Zeta Psi Memorial Service Center. The Center hosted
thousands of Zete soldiers visiting New York when they needed a place to sleep, eat
and/or have comradeship.
Brother Barton was active in the University of Illinois Alumni Association and served as
President of the University of Illinois Club of Westchester (NY) County. He was also
active in the Republic Party and his wife was very active in her college sorority,
Alpha Chi Omega.