| George Sim|
| Thomas Nevitt|
| 14 October 1927, Brisbane, Australia|
James Forsyth (1852 – 14 October 1927) was a company director and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.
James Forsyth (Australian politician) Wikipedia
Forsyth was born in West Plean, Stirling, Scotland, to parents John Forsyth, farmer, and his wife Janet (née Munnock). After receiving his education in West Plean he worked for Henderson Bros, Merchants in Stirling and spent five years with Arnott and Co. in Glasgow. He arrived in Sydney in early 1875 where he stayed almost a year, moving to Brisbane in December of the same year. In 1880 he was the manager at Normanton for James Burns & Co. and was mainly responsible for the company's expansion in the North Queensland area. When the businesses of Burns and Robert Philp were amalgamated in 1883, he became a director of Burns Philp.
At the 1899 Queensland colonial elections, Forsyth, for the Ministerialists, won the seat of Carpentaria. He changed allegiance to the Opposition Party in 1904, led by his close friend, Robert Philp. He was defeated at the 1907 state elections.
Two years later, he won the seat of Moreton. By now, he was back with the Ministerialists. Forsyth held this seat for three years, switching to Murrumba. He held the seat until his retirement from politics in 1918.
From 1919 until 1927 Forsyth was the honorary Consulate for Queensland in Japan.
In 1882, Forsyth married Helen Morrison Campbell (daughter of prominent Brisbane businessman James Campbell). They had no children. He died in 1927 and his funeral proceeded from Braelands, his former residence in Toowong to the Toowong Cemetery.