Beckham, Robert H. (unknown–ca. 1916)

By: Seymour V. Connor

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Robert H. Beckham, army officer, became a private in the Fourth Infantry, Texas Volunteer Guard, in 1890. He advanced through the ranks to a captaincy in 1898. During the Spanish-American War he was captain and commissary under Brig. Gen. S. S. Sumner and was brevetted major for gallantry at San Juan Hill and Santiago de Cuba. Beckham reentered the state service in July 1903, and became assistant quartermaster general in December 1909. He was adjutant general of Texas from December 15, 1910, to January 23, 1911, when he retired with the rank of brigadier general. He is believed to have died in 1916.

Biennial Report of the Adjutant General of Texas, 1913.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Seymour V. Connor, “Beckham, Robert H.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994