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Emil Vernon Carbonara

educator , insurance company executive

Emil Vernon Carbonara, Italian educator, insurance company executive. Recipient Outstanding Service award Air Force R.O.T.C., 1964, the alumni medal for 1965, Pratt Institute.


Carbonara, Emil Vernon was born on April 16, 1897 in Gravina, Italy. Son of Frank Paul and Vita Maria (Nuzzi) Carbonara.


Industrial Chemical Engineer, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1921. Postgraduate New York University, also School of Insurance, New York City (president 1st life insurance training course 1927).


1 son, Douglas Purdy. Came to the United States, 1908, naturalized, 1918. Research chemical engineer, sales manager John Johnson Company, 1921-1926.

With Fraser Agency, 1926-1927. Sales manager J. Elliot Hall Agency of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1928-1929. Owner operator general insurance and life insurance office, New York City, 1930-1968.

Formerly teacher navigation Seamen’s Church Institute, New York City, aerial navigation New York Aerial Academy, mathematics Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, insurance American Savings and Loan Institute, New York City. Instructor insurance banking and finance department New York University, 1954, adjunct assistant professor, 1955, adjunct associate professor, 1959-1961, Adjunct Professor, 1961-1965, former member faculties School Commerce, Graduate School Business Administration Conservative Party candidate for lieutenant governor New York State, 1962. Member Executive Committee Conservative Party New York Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered property and casualty underwriter.


  • Contributor articles to professional publications E. Vernon Carbonara Seminar Room at New York University Graduate School Business Administration named in his honor, 1959.


Member American Society Chartered Life Underwriter’s, Society Chartered property and casualty underwriter’s, Insurance Society New York, American Finance Association, Albert Gallatin Associates of New York University, New York University Arnold Air Society (named honorary colonel 1966), American Association University Professors, American Economics Association, Pratt Institute Alumni of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, New York University Alumni Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, United States Chamber of C., Life Underwriters Association New York, New York Association Health Underwriters, Air Force Association, American Legion, Association of the United States Army (honorary. Clubs: The Lawyers’, New York University Men in Finance, New York University, New York University Faculty, Varsity of New York University (New York City).


Married Olive Ann Herzberg, July 28, 1925.

Frank Paul Carbonara

Vita Maria (Nuzzi) Carbonara

Olive Ann Herzberg