C. Everett Koop
Dr. Charles Everett "Chick" Koop (1916-2013) was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, the Surgeon General under Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush from 1981-1989, and a professor at Dartmouth Medical School.
 Early ties to fundamentalists
 Subsequent history
Koop claimed that the Reagan administration had prevented him from speaking about the AIDS epidemic until 1986, when he was commissioned to write a report on the disease. He became unpopular with fundamentalists due to his reports finding that AIDS was not a punishment from Gawd, his promotion of sex education as a means to curb the spread of AIDS, and his refusal to endorse pseudoscience peddled by the wingnut set surrounding abortion. Koop himself is pro-life, but views the morality of abortion as a separate issue from public health and the medical science of abortion. He is also known for his anti-smoking campaigns.