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Insurance company executive

Thomas Edgar Carpenter, III, American insurance company executive. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, others.


III, Thomas Edgar Carpenter, was born on March 29, 1936 in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Son of Thomas Edgar and Elena Corsica (Ewart) C.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1958. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1964. MAL.D., Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1965.

Doctor of Philosophy, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1968.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1958. Advanced through grades to brigadier general. Special assistant United States Army (Supreme Allied Commander), Europe, 1974-1976.

Commander (3d Brigadier, 3d Armored Division), Federal Republic Germany, 1976-1978. Army member, chairman staff group (Office Chairman Joint Chiefs Staff), 1978-1979. Director enlisted personnel, 1979-1981.

Retired, 1981; special assistant program management, division manager Science Applications, Inc., McLean, Virginia, 1981-1984. Director long-range planning United Technologies, Washington, 1984-1986. Chief administrative officer United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, since 1986, president property and casualty insurance division, 1988-1989.

Senior vice president, executive department Johnson & Higgins, New York City, since 1989.


Married Emily Hay Babb, December 28, 1962. Children: Thomas IV,Stephen Ashby, Caroline Babb.

Thomas Edgar C.

Elena Corsica (Ewart) C.

Emily Hay Babb

Thomas IV ,Stephen Ashby III

Caroline Babb III