Harold B Culley, Jr. was born in 1930 in Harrisburg, Illinois . After graduating from West Frankfort High School in 1947, Harold attended Clemson University where he graduated with a degree in engineering textiles. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was commissioned as a 1st Lt. During his military service he was a paratrooper jump instructor. Upon leaving the Armed Services he attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he received his law degree in February, 1958.
Harold was admitted as a member of the Illinois Bar in May, 1958, and admitted as a member of the Georgia Bar in July, 1967. He was admitted to practice before the Appellate and Supreme Courts of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Harold was a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and American Bar Association. Harold had also published several chapters in the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Handbook regarding the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act.
Harold practiced law in Harrisburg, Illinois; Albany, Georgia; West Frankfort, Illinois; and Raleigh, Illinois. At the time of his death he was in partnership with his grandson, Roman Kuppart, at the law firm of Culley & Kuppart in Raleigh, Illinois, where they concentrate on prosecuting both state and federal occupational disease cases and workers’ compensation cases.