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Born in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, Worley moved to Shamrock, Texas, in 1922. He attended public schools, the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College at College Station in 1927 and 1928, and the law school of the University of Texas at Austin 1930–1935.
In the 1948 general election, Worley handily defeated the Republican Party (GOP) nominee, Texas historian and rancher J. Evetts Haley, who ran for governor as a Democrat in 1956 and then returned to the GOP to support Barry M. Goldwater in 1964.
He served as chairman of the Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (78th Congress). He was appointed an associate judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, Washington, D.C., and served from April 4, 1950, to May 4, 1959. He was appointed chief judge May 4, 1959. Worley resided in Arlington, Virginia, until his death in Naples, Florida. He was cremated, with his ashes interred at Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington.
- Eugene Worley at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2009-5-18
- "Eugene Worley". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
- Federal Judicial Center entry on Eugene Worley
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