Miller Center

Eugene Worley

Speaker: Eugene Worley
Date: October 16, 1968
Member of the Texas House of Representatives (1935-1940). Representative from Texas (1941-1950). Delegate to the Democratic National Convention of 1936. Associate Judge of the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (1950-1959) and Chief Judge beginning in 1959 and through the time of the interview in 1968. Discusses his knowledge of Lyndon B. Johnson beginning with Johnson?s work in the U.S. House of Representatives and through his presidency. Among other subjects, addresses Johnson?s relationship with Sam Rayburn, Johnson?s 1948 campaign, the Johnson treatment, Johnson?s acceptance of the vice-presidential nomination, Johnson as Vice President, his problems with public media communication, the Johnson family, Johnson?s sense of humor, and his major weaknesses as President.