Francis Pharcellus Church

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Birthday
22, 1839
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 11, 1906 (67)
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Birthday
22, 1839
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 11, 1906 (67)

About

Editor, journalist, and publisher who established the Army and Navy Journal and, three years later, the Galaxy Magazine. He penned the well-known 1897 editorial "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus."

Before Fame

He attended Columbia University during the late 1850s.

Trivia

His legendary editorial appeared in The New York Sun, a newspaper that was, at the time, headed by his brother.

Family Life

He and his brother William Conant Church collaborated on several New York publishing projects.

Associated With

He and Andrew Carnegie were both buried in New York's Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

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