Bachelor, Columbia College, 1954; Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1957; Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1975.
Chemical engineer, Freeport Sulphur Company, New Orleans, 1957-1958; production superintendent, Litografia Garcia Muniz, Havana, 1958-1962; chemical engineer, The American Sugar Refining Company, Baltimore, 1962-1963; chemical engineer, The House of Seagram, Baltimore, 1963-1980; chief ecology engineer, The House of Seagram, Louisville, 1981-1997; consultant environmental regulatory affairs, since 1998; president, Garcia Environmental.
Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, Instrument Society of America, St. Matthews Lions (president 1986-1987).
Married Amelia Fernandez, February 23, 1958. Children: Amelia Maria, Rafael Jorge Junior.