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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Gunn, William J 
Answer/Pointer: Dr. William J. Gunn (born September 1, 1857; died February 22, 1954) was the first African-American in Florida to graduate from medical school (in Nashville. Tennessee). He opened his practice in Tallahassee in 1882 and according to a 1903 newspaper article, had a "large practice . . . who have much confidence in his ability and honor." For many years, Dr. Gunn's office was on Duval Street, between College and Jefferson Streets. The marker on Dr. Gunn's grave reads: "Having served his genertion by the will of God he fell asleep." Source: City Cemetery Virtual Walking Tour. 
Librarian: LCLCPL 

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