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FAMOUS FREEMASONS
Lewis “Lew” Wallace
Lewis Lew Wallace
April 10, 1827 - February 15, 1905
Lawyer, governor, Union general in the American Civil War, American statesman, and author, best remembered for his historical novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the best-selling American novel of the 19th century. He served as governor of New Mexico Territory from 1878 to 1881, and as U.S. Minister to the Ottoman Empire from 1881 to 1885.
Initiated : December 15, 1850
Passed : December 20, 1850
Raised : January 15, 1851
Fountain Lodge No. 60, Covington, Indiana
Affiliated : June 3, 1895 Montgomery Lodge No. 50, Crawfordsville, Indiana

Source: William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons, 1961.

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