Jesse Leonard Steinfeld

United States Surgeon general

Jesse Leonard Steinfeld (6 January 1927 – 5 August 2014) was an American physician and public health official. He was appointed the eleventh Surgeon General of the United States from 1969 to 1973.

Jesse Leonard Steinfeld
Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, photo portrait as surgeon general.jpg
11th Surgeon General of the United States
In office
18 December 1969 – 30 June 1973
PresidentRichard M. Nixon
Preceded byWilliam H. Stewart
Succeeded byJulius B. Richmond
Personal details
Born(1927-01-06)6 January 1927
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA
Died5 August 2014(2014-08-05) (aged 87)
Pomona, California, USA
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenSusan Steinfeld
Alma materUniversity of Pittsburgh,
Case Western Reserve University

Steinfeld died on 5 August 2014 from complications from a stroke in Pomona, California, aged 87.[1]


  1. "Surgeon general who fought tobacco dies at 87". Retrieved 6 August 2014.

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