Student, Ball State Teachers College, 1946; postgraduate, Louisiana State University, 1943-1944; Juris Doctor, Tulane University, 1949.
Private practice, St. Francisville, Louisiana, 1949-1961; district jduge, 20th Judicial District Court, St. Francisville, Louisiana, 1961-1966; member, United States Congress from 6th Louisiana District, 1966-1974; partner, Rarick and Brumfield, St. Francisville, since 1974.
Member DAV (life), American Ex-Prisoners War (life), Veterans of Foreign Wars (life) National Rifle Association (life), Masons, Shriners.
Married Marguerite Pierce, December 27, 1945 (deceased 2003). Children: John Richard II, Carolyn Cherie Rarick Brumfield, Laurie Lee Rarick Slattery. Married Frances Eldred Campbell, January 21, 2004.