Lew Wallace (1827–1905)


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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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Ben-Hur Writer
(2016)
Ben-Hur Writer
(1959)
(1914)

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 2016 Ben-Hur (based on the novel by)
 2010 Ben Hur (TV Mini Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (novel)
 2003 Ben Hur (Video) (novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" - as General Lew Wallace)
 1988 Ben-Hur (Video) (novel - as General Lew Wallace)
 1959 Ben-Hur (A Tale of Christ - as General Lew Wallace)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (novel 'Ben-Hur, 1880' 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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 2015 Jake and the Giants (inspired by)

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Book: "Fair God or the Last of the 'Tzins". Kessinger Publishing Company. ISBN 0766106470 See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 18 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »

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General Lew Wallace

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Susan Arnold Elston  (his death)  (1 child)
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As governor of New Mexico Territory in 1879 he offered a pardon to notorious outlaw William H. Bonney (aka Billy the Kid), but subsequently withdrew the offer when Bonney failed to apply for it. Bonney was later shot to death by a sheriff who had been hunting him. See more »

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