James Swinbourne died on 13 July 1922.
James Swinbourne lobbied to increase the efficiency and stability of the Newtown Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Local government service
James Swinbourne was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1890-93, representing Kingston Ward. He joined the council on 27 August 1890 and resigned 31 October 1893.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 February 1891, p. 4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13815691