Wright Patman
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1893
Date of Death: 1976
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Religion: Baptist
Occupation: Politician, Lawyer, Author of Non-Fiction
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): United States Representative from Texas
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): In at the Death
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Confederate States until 1944
Republic of Texas, after 1944
Political Office(s): Governor of Texas, later President of Texas
John William Wright Patman (August 6, 1893 - March 7, 1976) was a United States Congressman from Texas's 1st congressional district and chair of the United States House Committee on Banking and Currency.

Wright Patman in Southern VictoryEdit

Wright Patman was Governor of Texas during the Second Great War.[1] As it became clear that the Confederate States were losing in 1944, and as the United States Army ran roughshod over his state, Patman seceded from the Confederacy and declared an independent Republic of Texas with himself as President.[2] He immediately concluded a separate peace treaty with the US, sparing Texas the depravities which other Confederate states endured as the war ended,[3] although the US maintained a strong presence in the republic, and Texas had to agree to turn over several Freedom Party officials suspected of war crimes, including Jefferson Pinkard.[4]


  1. In at the Death, pg. 259.
  2. Ibid., pg. 322-324.
  3. Ibid, pg. 323.
  4. Ibid., pg. 325.