Roy Lawrence Cheeseman was a businessman and politician in Newfoundland.
The son of John T. Cheeseman and Monda Ludlow, he was born in Portuguese au Bras and was educated at Bishop Feild College, King"s College School and Shaw Business School in Toronto.
He represented Hermitage in the Newfoundland House of Assembly from 1972 to 1973. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World World War World War II From 1949 to 1957, he was a division manager for Bowring Brothers. In 1958, he joined West Atlantic Products Limited. as a manager, becoming company president in 1960.
In 1962, Cheeseman was president of the Newfoundland Board of Trade.
He was elected to the Newfoundland assembly in 1972 and served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Fisheries. Cheeseman retired from the assembly in 1973, becoming president of West Atlantic Products Limited. and of Clarenville Ocean Products Limited.
Cheeseman died in a palliative care centre in Saint John"s at the age of 81.