The choice of material for the first wall of the Light Ion Beam Target Development Facility is discussed. Materials considered are Al 6061, Al 5086, 304 stainless steel, HT-9 (ferritic steel), Ti-6A1-4V, Cu-Be C17200, and Cu-Be C17600. The thermal response, mechanical response and induced radioactivity in first walls made of each of these materials are calculated. Minimum thicknesses of these walls are determined and cost estimates are made for the material requirements for each wall. Finally Al 6061 is suggested as the best choice of first wall material.