Francis Pharcellus Church



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[wikipedia]Francis Pharcellus Church (February 22, 1839-April 11, 1906) was an American publisher and editor. He was born in Rochester, New York and is most famous for writing the 21st September, 1897 editorial, "[wikipedia]Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."

From the editorial page of the New York Sun, September 21, 1897:

Is There a Santa Claus?

Francis Pharcellus Church died in New York City and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York.