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Dr. Frederick William Buchholz was a teacher, coach, principal, scholar, author, and politician. Born in Tampa on July 26, 1885, he lived in Gainesville for 51 years. He was Florida's first Rhodes scholar and graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford, England. He came to Gainesville as coach and principal of Gainesville High School, serving in the school system until 1951. He wrote the "History of Alachua County," published in 1929, and he represented Alachua County in the Florida House of Representatives. Buchholz High School is named for him. Dr. Buchholz died on October 28, 1965, and is buried in Gainesville's Evergreen Cemetery.
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