Frederic William Albaugh (1913-1999) was an American chemist. He received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1941. After graduate school, he worked as a chemist at the Union Oil Company in Wilmington, California for two years.
He then joined the Manhattan Project as a research chemist at the Metallurgical Laboratory in Chicago. While working on the Manhattan Project, he met a young secretary named Edrey Smith whom he married in 1944.
After the war, the two moved to Los Angeles briefly before moving to Richland, WA. In Washington, Albaugh worked at the Hanford Plant for General Electric. There he played a valuable role in the labs transition from wartime activities to peaceful energy.
Albaugh died on February 22, 1999 in Richland, WA.