MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Jan. 3, 2018 – Former Ducks Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited de México (DUMAC) President and former Ducks Unlimited Canada board member Julius Wall died Tuesday, Jan. 2, in Kansas City, Missouri.
A Ducks Unlimited volunteer and sponsor for more than four decades, Wall was a DU Diamond Benefactor, Grand Slam Life Sponsor, Charter Member of the President’s Council, DUMAC Heritage Sponsor, Charter Member of DUMAC’s John E. Walker III Society and a Silver Feather Society member.
In addition to numerous other DU volunteer positions, Wall was Ducks Unlimited, Inc.’s 35th president, serving from 1998-2000. He served a term as president of DUMAC from 2005-2007, served several years as a member of the Ducks Unlimited Canada board and was a founding chairman and current member of the Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Emeritus Board.
Wall also served as a trustee and treasurer of Wetlands America Trust, DU’s land trust and foundation.
“Julius obviously had a passion for wetlands conservation in North America,” said Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall. “He gave years of dedicated service to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., DUMAC and DU Canada. Without volunteers like Julius, Ducks Unlimited would not have celebrated 80 years of wetlands conservation in 2017. Because of Julius and other ardent DU supporters like him, Ducks Unlimited has become the world’s greatest wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization.”
Wall was a native of Henry County, Missouri, and practiced law for more than 55 years. After graduating from then Central Missouri State University, he served two years in the United States Army, including a year of service in Korea. He then entered the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law where he received a juris doctor degree with honors.
In October 2002, Ducks Unlimited dedicated the President’s Marsh, a 600-acre wetland complex that is part of Missouri’s 14,000-acre Four Rivers Conservation Area, to DU Past Presidents and Missouri natives Wall, Louis Egan and S. Preston Williams.
Wall’s wife, Sally, was an active partner in all his Ducks Unlimited activities. Their children and grandchildren continue to support Ducks Unlimited and its wetlands conservation mission.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.