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Lewis B. Patten

Born: Jan 13, 1915

Death: May 22, 1981

Birthplace: Denver

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Lewis B. Patten

Date of Birth : Jan 13, 1915
Date of Death : May 22, 1981
Birth Place : Denver

Lewis Byford Patten was a prolific author of American Western novels, born and died in Denver, Colorado. He often published under the names Lewis Ford, Lee Leighton and Joseph Wayne. He used the last two names when writing in collaboration with Wayne D. Overholser.


  • Writer
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Lewis Patten

Awards Won

  • Spur Award for Best Historical Novel
  • Spur Award for Best Novel
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