John Thomas Cheeseman was a businessman and politician in Newfoundland.
The son of Lawrence Cheeseman, he was born in Portuguese au Bras and was educated there and at Bishop Feild College.
He represented Burin from 1919 to 1923, Burgeo-LaPoile from 1956 to 1962 and Hermitage from 1962 to 1966. Cheeseman worked for a time in his father"s fishery business, then became manager of the Burin Import and Export Company and finally opened his own business around 1930. He was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1923.
Cheeseman was appointed Chief Inspector of Fisheries and then Chief Fisheries Officer for Newfoundland.
He later served in the Newfoundland Executive Council as Minister of Fisheries and Company-Operatives and then as Minister of Provincial Affairs. He retired from the assembly in 1966.
Cheeseman married Mona Ludlow. The couple had two sons.
A Newfoundland provincial park, John T. Cheeseman Provincial Park, was named in his honour.