Albert B. Carlton
Albert B. Carlton (1850-1910), Phi, 1872, Phi Alpha 1874
Albert B. Carlton, Phi, 1872, was a successful utilities executive and
politician in Essex County, New Jersey. As an undergraduate, he was elected class
president. His brother, Thomas S. Carlton, was also a Phi Zete at NYU.
Brother Carlton served as Controller of Elizabeth, New Jersey for twenty years. He was
President of Consumer Light, Heat and Power, Elizabeth; President of North Hudson
Light, Heat and Power, Hoboken and President of United Electric Company of New
Jersey. In addition, he was the auditor and a director of Mutual Benefit Life Insurance
Company, Newark and director of the National State Bank of Newark.
Carlton was active throughout his life with his alma mater and Zeta Psi. He served as a
director of the NYU Alumni Association and along with Arthur Waring, Phi 1870, was
instrumental in the Grand Chapter’s authorizing the fraternity’s establishment of the Iota
chapter at the University of California-Berkeley.
Carlton was recognized three years later being elected Phi Alpha at the age of 24.