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Charles Allen Culp

Charles Allen Culp, American financial executive. Chartered Life Underwriter.


  • Culp, Charles Allen was born on October 23, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of William Newton and Winifred Evelyn (Orr) Culp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1952. Master of Business Administration, Samford University, Birmingham, 1969.


    • With Southern Life & Health Insurance Company, 1950-1952, 54-72, vice president, director, 1965-1972. Senior vice president, director Investors Fidelity Insurance Company, Birmingham, 1972-1974. Director agencies Gulf Life Insurance Company, Jacksonville, Florida, 1975-1976, president, 1980-1985, also board directors.

      Executive vice president, then president Interstate Life Insurance Company, Chattanooga, 1976-1980, also board directors, 1976-1980. President Interstate Fire Insurance Company, 1976-1985, director, 1976-1985. Chairman Culp Investment Group, since 1985.

      Board directors REDC Company, Invesco Company, Gulf United Corporation, Equitable Life Insurance Company Virginia, Utility Tool Company, Finance Computer Services, Life Care Inc., French Country Stores de Provence. Member executive committee Life Insurers Conference.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered Life Underwriter.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Area chairman March of Dimes, Birmingham, 1961. Chairman Southside Young Men’s Christian Association, 1959-1960. Board directors Valley Theatre, 1960, Metropolitan Young Men’s Christian Association, 1965-1972, United Fund Greater Chattanooga, 1979-1980.

    Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1952-1954. Fellow Life Office Management Association, Life Management Institute. Member American Society CLUs, Sawgrass Club, Mountain Brook Club, Ponte Vedra Club, Cedar Creek Racquet Club, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


    • Married Elsie Gayle Trechsel Hall, October 7, 1960. Children: Charles Allen, Stephen Andrew. Stepchildren: John C., Edward P., David G.
    • father: William Newton Culp
    • mother: Winifred Evelyn (Orr) Culp
    • spouse: Elsie Gayle Trechsel Hall
    • children: Charles Allen Culp
    • Stephen Andrew Culp
    • John C. Culp
    • Edward P. Culp
    • David G. Culp
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    Born October 23, 1930
    • 1952
      University Alabama
    • 1969
      Samford University
    • 1972 - 1974
      senior, Investors Fidelity Insurance Company
      Birmingham, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    • 1972 - 1974
      director, Investors Fidelity Insurance Company
      Birmingham, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    • 1975 - 1976
      director, agencies Gulf Life Insurance Company
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    • 1976 - 1980
      executive, Interstate Life Insurance Company
      Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
    • 1976 - 1980
      then president, Interstate Life Insurance Company
      Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
    • 1985
      chairman, Culp Investment Group
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