Richard Roy Beeman was born on May 6, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, and died on September 5, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was an American historian and biographer.
Beeman specializing in the American Revolution. He published multiple books, and was the John Walsh Centennial Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.
He was the 2003-4 Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History.
Richard Beeman also served as the director of the Philadelphia Center for Early American Studies, on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center, and as the editor of American Quarterly.
Richard died at his home outside of Philadelphia from complications due to ALS.
Richard Beeman passed away at 74 years old.