SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
SCHEDULE 13G
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. )
ALBEMARLE CORPORATION
(Name of Issuer)
COMMON STOCK
(Title of Class of Securities)
012653101
(CUSIP Number)
Check the following box if a fee is being paid with this
statement.  X
(A fee is not required only if the filing person: (1) has a
previous
statement on file reporting beneficial ownership of more than
five percent of
the class of securities described in Item 1; and (2) has filed no
amendment
subsequent thereto reporting beneficial ownership of five percent
or less of
such class). (See Rule 13d-7).
The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a
reporting person's
initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of
securities,
and for any subsequent amendment containing information which
would alter the
disclosures provided in the prior coverage page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page
shall not be
deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the
Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of
that section of
the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act
(however, see
the Notes).
(Continued on following pages(s))
CUSIP NO. 012653101  13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
NationsBank Corporation
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
56-0906609
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) (b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
North Carolina Corporation
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
790,919
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
1,200
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
4,712,417
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
216,422
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
5,057,513
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
7.7
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
HC
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
CUSIP NO. 012653101 13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
ASB Capital Management, Inc.
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) (b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
District of Columbia Corporation
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
22,300
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
0
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
22,300
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
22,300
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
0
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
IA
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
CUSIP NO. 012653101 13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
N.B. Holdings Corporation
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) (b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
North Carolina Corporation
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
768,619
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
1,200
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
4,690,117
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
216,422
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
5,035,213
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
7.6
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
HC
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
CUSIP NO. 012653101 13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
NationsBank of Florida, N.A.
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) (b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
U.S. National Banking Association
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
1,250
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
0
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
1,250
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
0
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
BK
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
CUSIP NO. 012653101 13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
NationsBank of Georgia, N.A.
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) (b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
U.S. National Banking Association
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
650
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
0
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
4,265,396
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
300
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
4,265,696
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
6.5
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
BK
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
CUSIP NO. 012653101 13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
NationsBank, N.A.
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) (b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
U.S. National Banking Association
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
10,250
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
400
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
950
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
10,650
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
0
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
BK
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
CUSIP NO. 012653101 13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
NationsBank Trust Company, N.A.
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) (b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
U.S. National Banking Association
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
10,250
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
400
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
950
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
10,650
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
0
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
BK
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
CUSIP NO. 012653101 13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
NationsBank of South Carolina, N.A.
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a)
(b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
U.S. National Banking Association NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY EACH
REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
1,500
 6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
0
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
800
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
1,500
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
0
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
BK
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
CUSIP NO. 012653101 13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
NationsBank of Tennessee, N.A.
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) (b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
U.S. National Banking Association
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
2,200
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
0
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
2,200
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
0
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
BK
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
CUSIP NO. 012653101 13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
NationsBank of Virginia, N.A.
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) (b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
U.S. National Banking Association
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
659,000
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
300
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
336,471
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
212,572
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
659,648
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
1.0
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
BK
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
CUSIP NO. 012653101 13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
NationsBank Texas Bancorporation, Inc.
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a)
(b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware Corporation
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
93,769
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
500
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
87,450
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
2,600
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
94,269
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
.1
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
HC
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
CUSIP NO. 012653101 13G
1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
NationsBank of Texas, N.A.
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) (b) X
3.  SEC USE ONLY
4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
U.S. National Banking Association
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
93,769
 6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
500
7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
87,450
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
2,600
9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
94,269
10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES
CERTAIN SHARES *
11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
.1
12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON *
BK
*SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
SCHEDULE 13G
Item 1(a) Name of Issuer:
Albemarle Corporation
Item 1(b) Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
 330 S. Fourth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Item 2(a) Name of Person(s) Filing:
(a) NationsBank Corporation
(b) ASB Capital Management, Inc.
(c) N.B. Holdings Corporation
(d) NationsBank of Florida, N.A.
(e) NationsBank of Georgia, N.A.
(f) NationsBank, N.A.
(g) NationsBank Trust Company, N.A.
(h) NationsBank of South Carolina, N.A.
(i) NationsBank of Tennessee, N.A.
(j) NationsBank of Virginia, N.A.
(k) NationsBank Texas Bancorporation, Inc.
(l) NationsBank of Texas, N.A.
Item 2(b) Address of Principal Business Office or, if none,
Residence:
(a) NationsBank Plaza, Charlotte, North Carolina 28255
(b) 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004
(c) NationsBank Plaza, Charlotte, North Carolina 28255
(d) 400 No. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33601
(e) 600 Peachtree Street, NE, 55th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30308
(f) 6610 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20817
(g) 1501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20013
(h) 1301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
(i) One NationsBank Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee 37219-1697
(j) 12th and Main Streets, Richmond, VA 23219
(k) NationsBank Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28255
(l) 901 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Item 2(c) Citizenship:
(a) North Carolina Corporation
(b) District of Columbia Corporation
(c) North Carolina Corporation
(d) U.S. National Banking Association
(e) U.S. National Banking Association
(f) U.S. National Banking Association
(g) U.S. National Banking Association
(h) U.S. National Banking Association
(i) U.S. National Banking Association
(j) U.S. National Banking Association
(k) Delaware Corporation
(l) U.S. National Banking Association
Item 2(d) Title of Class of Securities:
COMMON STOCK
Item 2(e) CUSIP Number:
012653101
Item 3    If this statement is filed pursuant to Rules 13d-1(b),
or 13d-2(b),
check whether the person filing is a:
(a)  Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15
of the Act
(b) X Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act
(c)  Insurance Company as defined in Section
3(a)(19) of the Act
(d)  Investment Company registered under Section 8
of the Investment
Company Act
(e)  Investment Advisor registered under Section
203 of the
Investment Advisors Act of 1940
(f)  Employee Benefit Plan, Pension Fund which is
subject to the
provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of
1974 or Endowment Fund; see Sub-section
240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F)
(g) X Parent Holding Company in accordance with Sub-
section
240.13d-1(b)(ii)(G) (Note: See Item 7)
(h) X Group, in accordance with Sub-section 240.13d-
1(b)(1)(ii)(H)
The following entities are holding companies:
NationsBank Corporation
N.B. Holdings Corporation
NationsBank, N.A.
NationsBank Texas Bancorporation, Inc.
The following entities are banks:
NationsBank of Florida, N.A.
NationsBank of Georgia, N.A.
NationsBank, N.A.
NationsBank Trust Company, N.A.
NationsBank of South Carolina, N.A.
NationsBank of Tennessee, N.A.
NationsBank of Texas, N.A.
NationsBank of Virginia, N.A.
The following entities are registered investment advisors:
ASB Capital Management, Inc.
Item 4    Ownership:
With respect to the beneficial ownership of the reporting
entity as of
12-31-94, see Items 5 through 11, inclusive, of the respective
cover
pages of this Schedule 13G applicable to such entity which
are incorporated
herein by reference.
Item 5    Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class:
Not Applicable
Item 6    Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of
Another
Person:
The reported shares are held in various fiduciary accounts,
and accordingly,
dividends and the proceeds of such shares are payable to
other persons,
including such accounts, the beneficiaries or settlors
thereof or a combination
of such persons. In certain instances, other persons
(including beneficiaries
and settlors) may be deemed to have the power to direct
receipt of dividends or
the proceeds of the sale of shares reported herein. To the
best of the
undersigned's knowledge and belief, no one other person has
such an
economic interest relating to more than 5% of the class of
reported shares.
Item 7    Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary
Which Acquired
the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company:
Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934,
NationsBank Corporation is filing this Schedule 13G as a
parent holding
company of the following:
a.   N.B. Holdings Corporation, which is a holding company of
its subsidiaries,
NationsBank of Florida, N.A.
NationsBank of Georgia, N.A.
NationsBank, N.A.
NationsBank of South Carolina, N.A.
NationsBank of Tennessee, N.A.
NationsBank of Virginia, N.A.
classifiable under Item 3(b) as Banks as defined in Section
3(a)(6) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
b.   N.B. Holdings Corporation, which is a holding company of
its subsidiary,
NationsBank Texas Bancorporation, Inc., which is a holding
company
of its subsidiary, NationsBank of Texas, N.A.,
classifiable under Item 3(b) as
a Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934.
c.   N.B. Holdings Corporation, which is a holding company of
its subsidiary,
NationsBank, N.A., which is a holding company of its
subsidiary, NationsBank
Trust Company, N.A., classifiable under Item 3(b) as a Bank as
defined in
Section 3(a)(6) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. d.  ASB
Capital
Management, Inc., a registered investment
advisor under the
Investment Advisors Act of 1940.
Item 8    Identification and Classification of Members of the
Group:
Except for the relationships referred to in Item 7 hereof,
the reporting
entities do not affirm the existence of a group. This Form
is filed on behalf
of each of the entities listed in Item 2(a) hereof.
Item 9    Notice of Dissolution of Group:
Not Applicable
Item 10   Certification:
By signing below, I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, the
securities referenced to above were acquired in the ordinary
course of
business and were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have
the effect
of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of such
securities and
were not acquired in connection with or as a participant in
any transaction
having such purpose or effect.
Signature
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and
belief, I certify
that the information set forth in this statement is true,
complete and correct.
NATIONSBANK CORPORATION
ASB CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.
N.B. HOLDINGS CORPORATION
NATIONSBANK OF FLORIDA, N.A.
NATIONSBANK OF GEORGIA, N.A.
NATIONSBANK, N.A.
NATIONSBANK TRUST COMPANY, N.A.
NATIONSBANK OF SOUTH CAROLINA, N.A.
NATIONSBANK OF TENNESSEE, N.A.
NATIONSBANK OF VIRGINIA, N.A.
NATIONSBANK TEXAS BANCORPORATION,
INC.
NATIONSBANK OF TEXAS, N.A.
Date:
February 9, By:
1995
Signature
Mary Jo Inglett/Compliance Officer Name/Title
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