John Munn was a Scottish-born merchant and political figure in Newfoundland.
Mann was born at Portuguese Bannatyne near Rothesay in Scotland, the son of Stewart Munn and Isabella Fisher, and came to Saint John"s in 1825.
He represented Conception Bay from 1842 to 1848 and Harbour Grace from 1869 to 1873 in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly as a Conservative. He worked there as a bookkeeper until 1833, when he moved to Harbour Grace and opened a business with Captain William Punton. The company became involved in the seal trade and shipbuilding.
Munn married Naomi Munden in 1838.
In the 1870s, Munn"s company purchased Thomas Ridley"s assets. He helped found the Union Bank and served as a director
He also owned the Harbour Grace Standard newspaper. Munn was named to the Legislative Council in 1855.
He served until 1869.
Munn died in England in 1879, in Southport, Lancashire. William Munn"s son, John Shannon Munn (John Munn"s grandson), was also prominent in Newfoundland business circles until his death in the wreck of the Steamship Florizel in 1918. In 2016, John Munn was named a National Historic Person.