Philip Bernard Rynard

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Philip Bernard Rynard
Member of Parliament
for Simcoe East
In office
Preceded by William Alfred Robinson
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Member of Parliament
for Simcoe North
In office
Preceded by Heber Smith
Succeeded by Doug Lewis
Personal details
Born (1897-06-25)25 June 1897
Udora, Ontario
Died 20 November 1980(1980-11-20) (aged 83)
Orillia, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession physician, surgeon

Philip Bernard Rynard (25 June 1897 – 20 November 1980) was a Canadian physician, surgeon, and politician.

Born in Udora, Ontario, he received his medical education at Queen's University. He was a Medical Health Officer for the province of Ontario and practiced medicine in Orillia.

He first ran unsuccessfully for the Canadian House of Commons in the 1953 federal election for the riding of Simcoe East. A Progressive Conservative, he was elected in the 1957 election. He was re-elected in 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1972, and 1974. He was the physician to Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.[1]

Rynard suffered a stroke in February 1980. He died in Orillia that November.[1]


  1. ^ a b "P. B. Rynard Diefenbaker's MD MP for 22 years". The Globe and Mail. 22 November 1980. 

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