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Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at 96

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Feb 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-25 17:32:17-05

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop has died, Dartmouth College said Monday.

Koop served as surgeon general from 1982 to 1989, under then-presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Dartmouth says he died peacefully at his home in Hanover, New Hampshire.

He was 96.