My father, John William Sims (1919-1983) was always clean shaven.
However in 1956 there was a celebration of 250 years since Albuquerque, NM was settled. All men were required to grow a beard of face a fine. So he did.
Below is the only photo of him with the beard ... it was at a family picnic in The Sandia Mountains. My mother, Ruth Ann Rammel-Sims (1918-2006), is behind him ... I am seated ... my brother, John "Jack" Harley Sims (1944-2010), and sister, Suzanne "Susie" Lynette Sims-Chang (1949-....), are standing.
And a cropped version from the photo.