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Claude Elliott

Claude Elliott

Former Mayor, Gander Newfoundland

Claude Elliott was the mayor of Gander in Newfoundland (Canada) during 9/11, when 7,000 plane passengers were diverted to Gander airport. In the days following 9/11, Claude was instrumental in orchestrating the community efforts across Gander and the rest of Newfoundland to accommodate and assist the stranded passengers. Claude had a 21-year mayoral career and is now one of the key characters in the Broadway Musical ‘Come From Away’.