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John Munn

  • Birth 12 Mar 1788 Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Death 20 Mar 1859 Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Burial Sillery, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Memorial ID 7462422

Canadian politician. Born in Irvine, Scotland, on March 12, 1788. Following the example other members of the Munn family, shipbuilders, he came to Québec, where he made its training in the shipbuilding industry, beginning in1801. Ten years later, he was a master builder and had become associate in the John Munn and Son Company. During the War of 1812, he carried out orders for the government, in Montreal. About 1814, he inherited and exploited a shipyard in the Saint-Roch suburb of Québec. He was elected representative for the Lower-City of Québec in a by-election on July 6, 1837 and supported the party of bureaucrats in the Assembly. His mandate ended with the suspension of the constitution, on March 27, 1838. He represented the Saint-Roch district at the town council of Quebec from 1840 to 1842. Justice of the Peace, he became active in various social and philanthopic organizations. He was one of the founders of Queen' s College in Kingston, in Upper-Canada. He died in Québec, on March 20, 1859.

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  • Originally Created by: Guy Gagnon
  • Added: 19 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7462422
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Munn (12 Mar 1788–20 Mar 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7462422, citing Mount Hermon Cemetery, Sillery, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .