February 25, 2013
Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop has died, Dartmouth College said Monday. He was 96.
Koop served as surgeon general from 1982 to 1989, under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
He was outspoken on public health issues and did much to elevate the office of the surgeon general.
He died peacefully at his home in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth said in a news release.