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List of famous alumni from Canisius High School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Canisius High School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Canisius High School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Canisius High School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Canisius High School.

Examples of graduates on this list include Timothy J. Russert and Tom Fontana.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Canisius High School?” and “Which celebrities are Canisius High School alumni?”
John Granville is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Canisius High School Alumni
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John M. Granville was an American diplomat who worked in South Sudan. On January 1, 2008, he was assassinated in a shooting in Khartoum, Sudan at the age of 33. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 34 (1974-2008)

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

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Timothy J. Russert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Canisius High School Alumni
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Timothy John "Tim" Russert was an American television journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving moderator of NBC's Meet the Press. He was a senior vice president at NBC News, Washington bureau chief and also hosted an eponymous CNBC/MSNBC weekend interview program. He was a frequent correspondent and guest on NBC's The Today Show and Hardball. Russert covered several presidential elections, and he presented the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey on the NBC Nightly News during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Time magazine included Russert in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008. Russert was posthumously revealed as a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 58 (1950-2008)

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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Gary Papa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Canisius High School Alumni
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Gary Papa was a sportscaster with WPVI-TV in Philadelphia from April 1981 to June 2009 and was the 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. sportcaster. He joined the station as a weekend sportscaster and was promoted to the 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. newscasts in 1991, and was named sports director one year prior. In June 2005, he added the 5:30 p.m. newscast to his duties on an interim basis. Prior to working at WPVI, Papa worked at WGR-TV in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. Papa's brother, Greg, is the longtime radio voice of the Oakland Raiders. Papa co-hosted the Saturday evening public affairs show Primetime Weekend with Cecily Tynan. He had hosted the program since December 3, 1983, when he ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 55 (1954-2009)

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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Tom Fontana is an American writer and producer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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