William T. "Tee" Thompson, III was born in Richmond, Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College with a BA in history. His continuing education included studies at the New York Institute of Finance and the Wharton School Securities Industry Institute.
Mr. Thompson has been a Trustee of the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust and a Nemours Board of Directors member since 1995. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from May 2000 to January 2005. He lives in Richmond, Virginia where he serves as Senior Vice President - Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors.
He is a past president and was a board member of the William Byrd Branch of The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. He is an owner of and is devoted to preserving the Tuckahoe Plantation and Hurstville farm in Virginia. He has been a trustee of the Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina and is currently an emeritus trustee of the Union Presbyterian Seminary. Mr. Thompson has also served as Rector (Chairman) and member of the Board of Visitors (trustees) of Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia, and was a director of the St. Joe Paper Company. Mr. Thompson is the great-nephew of Jessie Ball duPont and Edward Ball.