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H.P. "Pete" Claussen

NMAH Board Alumnus; Chairman of Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc.

Pete Claussen is Chairman of Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc., which operates five shortline railroads. Prior to Gulf & Ohio Railways, he held leadership positions with the Tennessee Valley Authority and the 1982 World’s Fair, where he served as Vice President and Legal Counsel. Mr. Claussen served as Chairman of the Board of the National Museum of American History from 2003-2005. Mr. Claussen also served on the Smithsonian National Board as Co Chairman of the Development Committee; he is currently serving as Chair to the Knoxville Zoo, and as a board member to the Legacy Parks Foundation, the Museum of Appalachia, and the Alliance for Better Non-Profits. Mr. Claussen lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.