Charles Carroll Glover III, 68, a Washington lawyer since 1946 who was active in civic and charitable groups, died July 11 at his home in Washington after a stroke. He had diabetes.

Mr. Glover was a 1948 founder and past president of the Washington Home Rule Committee and had served as president of the old United Community Services organization of Washington in the early 1950s. He also had been executive committee chairman of the National Symphony Orchestra's board of directors.

He had been active in raising funds for the Washington Cathedral. A trustee of the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation since 1954, he served as its board chairman from 1981 to 1985. He had been a trustee of American University and a member of the board of governors of the Beauvoir School. He also had been vice chairman of the Washington National Monument Association.

Mr. Glover was born in Washington and attended St. Albans School. He was a 1940 graduate of Yale University, where he was chairman of the Yale Daily News and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree at Harvard University in 1943.

He worked for military intelligence during World War II, earning the Distinguished Civilian Service Award. From 1945 to 1946, he served on the staff of the assistant secretary of state for American republic affairs.

Mr. Glover had been counsel to the Washington law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering since 1984 and a partner in the firm for 22 years before that. Prior to 1962, he was a partner in the old Washington firm of Cox, Langford, Stoddard & Cutler. He was the 1954 recipient of the Junior Chamber of Commerce's Young Man of the Year Award.

From 1969 to 1985, he was a director of Riggs National Bank, where his grandfather, Charles C. Glover, had served as president.

Mr. Glover maintained residences in Trappe, Md., and Nonquitt, Mass., as well as Washington. He was a member of the Metropolitan and Chevy Chase, Alibi, and Alfalfa clubs and the Society of the Cincinnati.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Doughtery Glover of the homes; a son, Everett, of Freestone, Calif.; a daughter, Judith Glover of San Rafael, Calif., and a grandchild.