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Francis J. McCabe

~ Inducted 1988

Judge Francis McCabe was the First Chief Judge of Rhode Island Family Court. Born in Providence, he attended Hope High School and Providence College. He later became Providence City Solicitor, a probate judge, and Chief Judge of the former Juvenile Court. He was an acknowledged expert on the rehabilitation and understanding of the juvenile offender and a staunch protector of children. In 1952 Judge McCabe organized a Big Brother organization, the first in Rhode Island.


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