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Lew Wallace (1827–1905)

The son of the governor of Indiana, Lew Wallace lived in Indianapolis as a young boy. He served in the Mexican War, and afterwards became a lawyer and was elected to the state Senate. He served again in the Union army during the Civil War, reaching the rank of major general. He was noted for repulsing an attempted raid by Confederate Gen. Jubal ... See full bio »

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 2003 Ben Hur (Video) (novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ")
 1959 Ben-Hur (book - as General Lew Wallace)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (by - as General Lew Wallace)
 1917 Cuori e sensi (novel)
 1914 A Prince of India (novel)
 1907 Ben Hur (Short) (novel)

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Broadway Stage: "Ben Hur". Source novel written by Lew Wallace. Directed by Joseph Brooks. Academy of Music; 64 performances). See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 16 Portrayals | 7 Articles | See more »

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One son: Henry Lane Wallace. See more »

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