J. Grant McCabe III, 88, of Media, a longtime Philadelphia lawyer, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, of pulmonary fibrosis at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

For more than 40 years, Mr. McCabe practiced law at Rawle & Henderson, a law firm founded in 1783. He served as a managing partner, and as chairman for 10 years.

In 1979, when the firm’s fortunes were declining, McCabe – described in an American Bar Association Journal article as “a tall, broad-shouldered man with a firm handshake and a quick smile” – flew to Tokyo and persuaded a major client to stay with Rawle.

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