Francis Pharcellus CHURCH

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AmericanBorn Francis Pharcellus CHURCH

American publisher and editor

Born on February 22, 1839 in Rochester, New York, USA , United States

Died on April 11, 1906 in New York City, New York, USA

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He was born in Rochester, New York and graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in New York City in 1859.



With his brother William Conant Church he established The Army and Navy Journal in 1863, and Galaxy magazine in 1866 (merged with Atlantic Monthly after 10 years[1]). He was a lead editorial writer on his brother's newspaper, the New York Sun, and it was in that capacity that in 1897 he wrote his most famous editorial, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. In this editorial he responds to a young girl's question if there truly is a Santa Claus, writing that he definitely exists and placing himself within Christmas' history forever.

...   He was born in Rochester, New York and graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in New York City in 1859.



With his brother William Conant Church he established The Army and Navy Journal in 1863, and Galaxy magazine in 1866 (merged with Atlantic Monthly after 10 years[1]). He was a lead editorial writer on his brother's newspaper, the New York Sun, and it was in that capacity that in 1897 he wrote his most famous editorial, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. In this editorial he responds to a young girl's question if there truly is a Santa Claus, writing that he definitely exists and placing himself within Christmas' history forever.



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