Retired 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge William Albright Culpepper, 99, died Sunday, October 4, 2015. He earned his BA and LLB degrees from Tulane University in 1937 and 1939. He served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII in the South Pacific. During his three years of active duty, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Navy Commendation Medal. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1959 with the rank of Brigadier General. Culpepper practiced law in Alexandria from 1945 until 1954 when he was elected to the 9th JDC bench. In 1960, he was elected to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal and served there until his retirement in 1982. He served as Chairman of the Judiciary Commission from 1970-1974 and he served on the Louisiana Supreme Court ad hoc from October 1973 to January 1974.