Eugene Worley

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Not to be confused with the Pennsylvania politician Francis Worley.
Eugene Worley
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
In office
May 4, 1959 – June 26, 1972
Appointed by Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by Noble Johnson
Succeeded by Howard Markey
Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
In office
April 4, 1950 – May 4, 1959
Appointed by Harry Truman
Preceded by Charles Hatfield
Succeeded by Arthur Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 18th district
In office
January 3, 1941 – April 3, 1950
Preceded by John Jones
Succeeded by Ben Guill
Personal details
Born (1908-10-10)October 10, 1908
Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died December 17, 1974(1974-12-17) (aged 66)
Naples, Florida, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Texas A&M University, College Station
University of Texas, Austin

Francis Eugene Worley (October 10, 1908 – December 17, 1974) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

Biography[edit]

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.

He was admitted to the bar in 1935 and commenced practice in Shamrock. He served as member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1935 to 1940, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress.

He won the Democrat primary nomination following a mass campaign including many high school students [1]

He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy from December 1941 to August 1942, while a Member of Congress.

Worley was elected as a Democrat to the 77th Congress. He was reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1941, until his resignation April 3, 1950.

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.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 18th congressional district

1941–1950
Succeeded by
Ben Guill
Preceded by
Caroline O'Day
Chairperson of the House Elections Committee
1943–1945
Succeeded by
Herbert Bonner
Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Hatfield
Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
1950–1959
Succeeded by
Arthur Smith
Preceded by
Noble Johnson
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
1959–1972
Succeeded by
Howard Markey