WILLIAM THOMAS CULPEPPER, III born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Preparatory education: Hampden-Sydney College (B.S., 1968). Legal education: Wake Forest University (J.D., 1973). Recipient: Edenton Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, 1975. Director, Edenton Chamber of Commerce, 1974-1976. Chairman, Chowan County Unit, American Cancer Society, 1974-1976. Chairman, Chowan County Chapter, American Red Cross, 1974-1977. Chairman, Historic Edenton, Inc., 1976-1977. Chairman, Edenton Historic District Commission, 1976-1980. President, Chowan County Heart Fund, 1977. President, Edenton Jaycees, 1980-1981. President, Edenton Rotary Club, 1986-1987. Chairman, Chowan County Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority, 1979-2005. Member, Edenton Historical Commission, 1987-present. President, First Judicial District Bar Association, 1987-1988. Recipient, Perquimans Restoration Association Harvey Award for Distinguished Public Service, 1997. Practicing attorney in Edenton, N.C., 1973-2005. County Attorney, Chowan County, 1979-2005. Member, Edenton Savings and Loan Board of Directors, 1979-1993. Member, Branch Banking and Trust Company, Edenton Local Board of Directors, 1993-present. Member, N.C. House of Representatives, 1993-2005. Member, N.C. General Statutes Commission, 1995-2005. Member, N.C. Courts Commission, 1995-2005. Chairman, Committee on Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House, 1999-2005. Co-chairman, Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety, 1999-2002. Member, Joint Legislative Commission on Government Operations, 1999-2005. Member, Legislative Services Commission, 1999-2005. Co-chairman, Joint Legislative Ethics Commission, 2003-2005. Member, UNC Wilmington Board of Visitors, 2005 - 2011. Assumed Commissionership with the North Carolina Utilities Commission: 1/3/06, Expires: 6/30/13.