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 was Governor of Texas during the Second Great War. 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. He immediately concluded a separate peace treaty with the US, sparing Texas the depravities which other Confederate states endured as the war ended. However, the US maintained a strong military presence in the republic, and Texas had to agree to turn over several Freedom Party officials suspected of war crimes, including Jefferson Pinkard.