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Francis Pharcellus Church

Francis Pharcellus Church (February 22, 1839 - April 11, 1906) was an American publisher and editor.

He was born in Rochester, New York.

With his brother William Conant Church he established the "Army and Navy Journal" in 1863, and "Galaxy" magazine in 1866. 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. He also wrote biographies of Ulysses S. Grant in 1899 and John Ericsson in 1891.

A third brother John Adams Church was famous as a mining engineer, and was present in Tombstone, Arizona at the time of the OK Corral.

He died in New York City.