Francis P. Church
(22 Feb 1839 - 11 Apr 1906)
American publisher and editor who wrote the famous editorial (21 Sep 1897) 'Is There a Santa Claus' in The Sun, New York City, (21 Sep 1897) in response to the eight-year-old Virgina O'Hanlon who wrote asking, 'Is there a Santa Claus?' because her Papa said, 'If you see it in the The Sun it's so.'
Science Quotes by Francis P. Church (1 quote)
You may tear apart the babys rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart.
— Francis P. Church
'Is There a Santa Claus,' editorial in the New York City newspaper, The Sun (21 Sep 1897), 6.