Warren N. Dusenberry (November 1, 1836 - March 31, 1915) was the founding principal of Brigham Young Academy (BYA) in 1876. Dusenberry was only a temporary principal. He also served as County Judge of Utah County and Mayor of Provo.
Prior to serving as principal of BYA Dusenberry had been the president of the short lived Timpanogos Branch of the University of Deseret.
Dusenberry was born in White Haven, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. In 1840 he moved with his parents to Pike County, Illinois. Shortly after this his mother joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but his father did not. Due to this when the body of the Latter-day Saints moved to Utah the Dusenberry's stayed in Illinois. In 1860 they moved to Los Angeles, California and in 1862 Dusenberry moved with his mother, brother Wilson Dusenberry and two sisters to Provo, Utah leaving his father and one brother behind in California.
Dusenberry worked as a school teacher and merchant in Provo. He also was baptized a member of the LDS Church. In 1867 he went on a mission to the Southern States. From 1870-1875 he was head of the University of Deseret's Timpanogos Branch.
After being principal of BYA Dusenberry became the Utah County Prosecutor and the Provo City Attorney.
In 1892 Dusenberry was elected mayor of Provo, defeating Reed Smoot.
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