Trammell graduated from Calhoun County High School before enlisting in the U.S. Army. During World War II he participated in the Battle of the Bulge as part of the 78th Infantry "Lightning Division". He was wounded in action on December 16, 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
In 1946 Trammell enrolled at the University of Alabama, but left after two years to work at the B. F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber plant in Tuscaloosa. He was active in the United Rubber Workers Local 351 and, in 1962 was elected to the executive board of the United Rubber Workers International. A year later he was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Alabama AFL-CIO.
In 1983 Trammell became president of the Alabama AFL-CIO and remained in that position until April 1993 when he was appointed by Governor Jim Folsom, Jr to serve a two-year term as Commissioner of Labor. Trammell also served on the Jefferson County Mental Health Board, the Jefferson County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the Birmingham Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
After his retirement, Trammell moved to Daphne, in Baldwin County. He and his wife, Bobbie Mills, had one daughter. He is interred at Memory Hills Gardens in Tuscaloosa.
|Alabama Labor Commissioner
1993 - 1995
- Asa G. Trammell obituary (January 10, 2008) Birmingham News.