April 8, 1874|
Brooklyn, New York
July 28, 1958 (aged 84)|
Walter Reed General Hospital
Joseph William Beacham (April 8, 1874 – July 28, 1958) was an American football player and coach and United States Army officer. He served as the head football coach at Cornell University in 1896 and at the United States Military Academy in 1911, compiling a career college football record of 11–4–2.
He was born on April 8, 1874.
Beacham graduated from Cornell University in 1897. A brigadier general in the U.S. Army, Beacham was Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Cornell from 1927 to 1932. Beacham died at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. on July 28, 1958. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Head coaching record
|Cornell Big Red (Independent) (1896)|
|Army Cadets (Independent) (19011)|
- "Joseph Beacham, Retired General". July 29, 1958. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive/pdf?res=FA0F10FF3F54127B93CBAB178CD85F4C8585F9. Retrieved August 10, 2011. "Gen. Joseph W. Beacham, retired, who was President Eisenhower's football coach at West Point, died yesterday in Walter Reed General Hospital, ..."
- Joseph Beacham at the College Football Data Warehouse
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