Lieutenant Donald Wainwright Beard (born 20 May 1895, date of death unknown) was a British World War I flying ace credited with eight aerial victories.
Donald Jay Beardslee (May 13, 1943 – January 19, 2005) was an American murderer executed by means of a lethal injection in San Quentin State Prison, California.
Ronald Beard (born August 30, 1951) is a former American football coach. He was the 17th head football coach for the Prairie View A&M University Panthers located in Prairie View, Texas. He held the position for four seasons, from 1991 until 1994. His career coaching record at Prairie View was 0–44, giving him the worst record for a full-time head coach in college football history.