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WORLEY, Francis Eugene

WORLEY, Francis Eugene
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1908–1974

Biography

WORLEY, Francis Eugene, A Representative from Texas; born to Lone Wolf, Kiowa County, Okla., October 10, 1908; moved to Shamrock, Tex., in 1922; attended the 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; was admitted to the bar in 1935 and commenced practice in Shamrock, Tex.; member of the State house of representatives from 1935 to 1940, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy from December 1941 to August 1942, while a Member of Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1941, until his resignation April 3, 1950; chairman, Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (Seventy-eighth Congress); 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; appointed chief judge May 4, 1959; resided in Arlington, Va., until his death in Naples, Fla., December 17, 1974; cremated; ashes interred at Columbia Gardens, Arlington, Va.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Lyndon B. Johnson Library

Austin, TX
Papers: 1922-1970, 22 linear feet. Scrapbooks of Eugene Worley.
Oral History: 1968, 40 pages. An oral history interview conducted with Eugene Worley on October 16, 1968. A description of the interview is available in the library.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division, Disclosure Filings Section, 1918-1989, 253.39 cubic feet. The records consist of candidate campaign contribution and expense statements. Eugene Worley is represented in the records. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

University of Texas at Austin
The Center for American History

Austin, TX
Oral History: Mrs. Eugene Worley, 1980.
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn Papers, ca. 1831-2007, approximately 119 cubic feet. Persons represented include Eugene Worley.
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