Albert Edward Carmichael, son of Benjamin and Linda (Sturges) Carmichael, was born on December 12, 1886, in Schenectady, New York. He was the top tennis player at Union College, where he graduated. He obtained his law degree from Albany Law School after graduating from Union College. He graduated from law school and began practicing in Schenectady County. 

In 1917, Albert enlisted in the United States Army and attended Camp Devens in Massachusetts for his basic training. He held the rank of Private First Class and served with Company A, General Headquarters, 310th Military Police. While on military police duty, Albert was shot and killed in Germany on January 10, 1919, by one of five American soldiers. He is buried in Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, New York.

Sources: The Schenectady Gazette, Find A Grave, Ancestry