James Joseph Ferguson

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James Joseph (Joe) Ferguson (19XX-September 11, 2001) was the director of geography education outreach for the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. He developed educational programs for schools and took children on field trips to exotic places.

He died at age 39 in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack on board American Airlines flight 77.

He was on the first leg of a trip to the Channel Islands in California, where he was to conduct an educational field trip.

He was survived by (?). According to his friends, he loved clothes, his dog Winston, cooking, music and dancing. David Merlin Duke, a friend in Nashville, says, "[w]hen Joe got up in the morning, first thing he'd do was blast the music. He'd dance while he got dressed, and I mean he dressed. Joe didn't have clothes -- he had 'outfits'."

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