AB, Syracuse (New York) U., 1947; Bachelor of Science in Agricultural, U. Florida, 1950; Master in Agricultural, U. Florida, 1951; Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell Univercity, 1964.
Research entomologist, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, 1953-1957; research entomologist, Entomological Research Center, Vero Beach, Florida, 1957-1964; research entomologist, West Florida Arthropod Research Laboratory, Panama City, 1964-1977; research entomologist, John A Mulrennan Senior Research Laboratory, Panama City, 1977-1989.
President Panama City Research Society/RESA, Panama City, 1966, 67. With United States Naval Reserve,1941-1946. Member Florida Mosquito Control Association (president 1979-1980, Provost award 1989), American Mosquito Control Association, Entomological Society American, Optimist Club of Panama City (president 1980-1981, secretary-treasurer since 1978), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Married Mary-Elizabeth Fuller, September 22, 1951. Children: Margaret Rathburn Somerall, Carlisle Baxter Rathburn III.