T. English McCutchen Ⅲ was born April 5, 1948, in Columbia, South Carolina, to parents Jane Perry McCutchen and Thomas E. McCutchen, Jr. He graduated from The Citadel in 1970, where he was on the dean’s list and served in the Regimental Color Guard. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1973.
He was an active member on the board of governors of the South Carolina Association for Justice, sustaining member of the American Association for Justice and served on the Plaintiff’s Task Force of the American Bar Association Torts and Insurance Practice Section. He was a member of the S.C. Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. He was a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the South Carolina Bar.
McCutchen was active in civic and community affairs for many years, having previously served on the board of trustees of the Historic Columbia Foundation, Columbia Music Festival Association, Columbia City Ballet (past president) and Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. He was active in the Boys Scouts of America, where he served as a Cub Scoutmaster and Boy Scout Leader.
He was co–author of South Carolina Civil Trial Techniques (Cross-Examination in Civil Trials chapter) and Civil Trial Practice: Winning Techniques of Successful Trial Attorneys (Proving Punitive Damages chapter). He was a frequent speaker at South Carolina Bar continuing legal education programs. He was certified as a mediator in state and federal courts.
T. English McCutchen Ⅲ died on February 17, 2008. His wife, Rebecca B. McCutchen died on July 9, 2008. He is survived by two children, Anna R. McCutchen and Thomas E. McCutchen IV (daughter-in-law, Kathryn W. McCutchen); sisters, Jane P. McFadden (brother-in-law, Barclay McFadden) and Grace Stelling (brother-in-law, Gerald Stelling); and his father, Thomas E. McCutchen, Jr.