Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. Former chairman of Albemarle Corporation died, January 27, 2022. Floyd Gottwald, known by many as Bill, was born July 29, 1922 to Ann C. and Floyd D. Gottwald, Sr. He grew up in the Fulton neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia, graduated from John Marshall High School and went on to the Virginia Military Institute where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1943. Almost immediately after graduation he began work as a chemist at the then Albemarle Paper Manufacturing Company in Richmond. It is recorded that in the year he was born, his father purchased an initial five shares of stock in that company, a significant beginning to a family legacy in which...