Former Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 495, Karl H. Ullman, passed away on the evening of August 10, 2011. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, the Ullman family moved to Los Angeles in 1928.
Karl joined Local 495 after he was discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1945, where he served on the U.S.S., Riddle during the Pacific War Campaign. He first became a Teamster in January of 1945, working as a parking attendant for System Garage in downtown Los Angeles.
In 1949 Karl became a Shop Steward and was hired as a Business Agent for the Local in July of 1952. Karl served as a Business Agent and Organizer until becoming the President of the Local in January, 1965. Karl went on to be elected as the second Secretary-Treasurer of Local 495 in 1970.