Politician from North Carolina who has been active as a businessman, attorney, and philanthropist. He was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1988, representing House District 61.
He studied law at Duke University and graduated in 1981.
He is president and chairman of the John William Pope Foundation, a philanthropic organization that he founded in 1986.
He is the son of John W. and Joyce Wilkins Pope.
He was politically active in North Carolina during the same period as former Governor Bev Perdue.