Percy Vivian

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Reginald Percival Vivian
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Durham
In office
4 August 1943 – 27 April 1948
Preceded by Cecil George Mercer
Succeeded by John Weir Foote
Member of Parliament
for Durham
In office
June 1957 – June 1962
Preceded by John Mason James
Succeeded by Russell Honey
Personal details
Born (1902-10-16)16 October 1902
Barrie, Ontario
Died 30 January 1986(1986-01-30) (aged 83)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession physician, professor of medicine

Reginald Percival (Percy) Vivian (16 October 1902 - 30 January 1986) was a Canadian politician, physician and professor of medicine. He served as a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons.

The son of Reginald Percy Vivian and Annie May Brodie, he was born in Barrie, Ontario. He was educated there and at the University of Toronto. In 1926, he married Judith Brewin.[1]

Vivian was elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1943 for the Ontario Progressive Conservative party. From 1943 to 1946, he was Minister of Health and Public Welfare under Premier George A. Drew and remained a member of provincial Parliament until 1948, although he was chief of McGill University's Department of Health and Social Medicine in early 1947.[2]

Almost a decade after leaving Ontario politics, Vivian was elected to the Canadian House of Commons at the Durham riding in the 1957 general election. After winning a second term in the 1958 election, Vivian was defeated in the 1962 election by Russell Honey of the Liberal party.


  1. ^ Normandin, A L (1944). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  2. ^ "Prospect of Health". Montreal: Royal Bank of Canada. February 1947. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 

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