Death of Dr. Jesse Steinfeld

January 26, 1927 - August 5, 2014
Pomona, California | Age 87

Surgeon general who fought tobacco dies at 87
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KRYSTA FAURIA, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after he campaigned hard against smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87.

Steinfeld died Tuesday morning in a nursing home in suburban Pomona following a stroke he suffered about a month ago, said his daughter, Susan Steinfeld of La Canada Flintridge.

"He laid the groundwork for us to be better people...

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