Makers of Fort Worth Page: 13
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C. G. Beckham
LIFFORD G. BECK12
l HAM is one of the
youngest lawyers of the
Fort Worth bar who
has become prominent
in political affairs. As
chairman of the Woodrow Wilson ilis ,
forces in Tarrant county he conducted
a campaign that was noted for its AI!
thoroughness and success. Mr. Beckham
is a son of the late Judge Robert
E. Beckham and Mary W. (Godwin)
Beckham, and is a native of
Fort Worth, having been born in this NE
city June 20, 1881. His parents both
came from Kentucky to Texas. His
father was a captain in the Confederate
Army, coming to Fort Worth
after that struggle, to practice law.
He served as Mayor from 1878 to
1880; was County Judge from 1880 A
to 1884, and Judge of the Seventeenth
District Court from then until :
1892. It was but natural that his son
should follow in his footsteps and
study law. He did this, graduating
from the Law Department of the University
of Texas in the class of 1903,
entering immediately into the practice
and soon establishing an enviable
reputation in his profession. He
married Miss Mabel Clare Van Arsdell,
June 28, 1905. Miss Van Arsdell
was a Kentuckian by birth, but
a resident of Texas from childhood.
They have two children, Perla Marie,
born September 28, 1906, and Mabel
Claire, born January 16, 1912. At
college Mr. Beckham was a Beta
Theta Pi. He is a Mason (both
Knight Templar and 32 Scottish
Rite) and a Shriner. In the 1914
campaign for submission of a Prohibition
Amendment he was Secretary
of the State Prohibition Democratic
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