William Williams Henderson

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William Williams Henderson (May 23, 1879 – October 31, 1944) was an early influential American educator in Utah. He was principal of Weber Academy in Ogden, Utah from 1909 to 1913, president of Brigham Young College in Logan, Utah from 1919 to 1926, and head of the zoology and entomology department at Utah State Agricultural College from 1926 to 1944.

Henderson was born in Clarkston, Utah to James and Mary Watkins Williams Henderson. In 1901 he married Survina Wheeler.[1]

Henderson graduated from Brigham Young College in 1903. He then received a master's degree from Cornell University in 1905 and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley in 1925.[1]

Henderson was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and for a time served as a counselor in stake presidencies in the Pocatello, Idaho area.


  1. ^ a b "Biographical Sketch". The William Williams Henderson Papers. University of Utah Marriott Library Special Collections. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 


Academic offices
Preceded by
Wilford M. McKendrick
President of Weber State University
1910 – 1914
Succeeded by
James L. Barker