William “Dock” Walls, III is a community and political activist. He attended Horace Mann Elementary and Chicago Vocational High School, and was a member of the 1974 Public League Championship Football team. Dock enrolled at Tuskegee University, and graduated with honors in 1980. In 1986, Walls graduated from IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is not an active member of the Illinois bar.
During the late Harold Washington’s successful campaign for the office of Mayor of Chicago, Bill Dock Walls helped to organize the Lawyer’s Committee for Harold, served as president of Law Students for Washington and as Assistant Scheduler. As a key member of the Washington administration, Dock served as Confidential Assistant to the Mayor, from 1983 to 1986.
Bill Dock Walls served as National Political Director to Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH, served as the main Illinois surrogate for John Kerry in his 2004 bid for U.S. President, was a Candidate for Mayor of Chicago in 2007 and 2011, and a candidate for U.S. Representative (Illinois 1st District), in 2008.
Dock Walls is married to Pamela. He has three children and six granddaughters.