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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Providence College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Providence College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Providence College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Providence College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Providence College 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 Providence College.

List features graduates like Janeane Garofalo, Lenny Wilkens and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Providence College?” and “Which celebrities are Providence College alumni?”
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Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 54

Birthplace: Newton, New Jersey, United States of America

Janeane Marie Garofalo (; born September 28, 1964) is an American actress, voice artist, stand-up comedian, and writer. Garofalo began her career as a stand-up comedian and became a cast member ...more

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John O'Hurley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Performer, Pianist, Game Show Host

Age: 64

Birthplace: Kittery, Maine, USA

John George O'Hurley Jr. (born October 9, 1954) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, comedian, author and television personality. He is known for the role of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom ...more

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Gordon Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 57

Gordon Dennis Fox (born December 21, 1961) is an American attorney and politician from Providence, Rhode Island. He served formerly as the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, ...more
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J. Howard McGrath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 63 (1903-1966)

Birthplace: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

James Howard McGrath (November 28, 1903 – September 2, 1966) was an American politician and attorney from the U.S. state of Rhode Island. McGrath, a Democrat, served as U.S. Attorney for Rhode ...more
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Patrick J. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Politician

Age: 51

Birthplace: Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Patrick Joseph Kennedy II (born July 14, 1967) is an American politician and mental health advocate. From 1995 to 2011, he served as a Democratic member of the United States House of ...more
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Charles J. Fogarty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Politician

Age: 63

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Charles Joseph Fogarty, Jr., also known as Charlie Fogarty (born September 15, 1955) was the 67th lieutenant governor of the U.S. State of Rhode Island. He is a Democrat. Fogarty served two full ...more
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Fernand St. Germain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 86 (1928-2014)

Birthplace: Worcester County, United States of America, Blackstone, United States, with Territories, + more

Fernand Joseph St Germain (January 9, 1928 – August 16, 2014) was an American politician from Rhode Island. He was a member of the Democratic Party and served in the Rhode Island House of ...more
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John C. Revens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

John C. Revens Jr. is a former Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate, representing the 31st District from 1990 to 2008. Revens previously served from 1974 through 1988, serving as ...more
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Frank Caprio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Frank Caprio Judge

Age: 82

Francesco Caprio, known as Frank Caprio (born November 23, 1936) is the chief municipal judge in Providence, Rhode Island and the former Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Governors. His ...more
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Maureen McKenna Goldberg... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Maureen McKenna Goldberg

Age: 68

Maureen McKenna Goldberg is a justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.Goldberg is a 1978 graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Previously she graduated from St. Mary Academy – ...more
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Francis Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Francis Flaherty

Age: 72

Francis X. Flaherty (born January 8, 1947) is an Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Flaherty was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Donald Carcieri in 2003. Prior to ...more
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Chris Dodd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist, Lawyer

Age: 74

Birthplace: Willimantic, Connecticut, United States of America

Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1981 to 2011. Dodd is a ...more
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Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach

Age: 81

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937) is an American former basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been inducted three times into the ...more

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Herbert Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

Herbert Hill (born October 1, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for Nishinomiya Storks of the B.League. Hill attended Providence College. He stands 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m). ...more
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Richard M. Daley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: 76

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Richard Michael Daley (born April 24, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 54th Mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1989 to 2011. Daley was elected mayor in 1989 and was reelected five ...more
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Ronald H. Lataille is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Certified Public Accountant
Ronald H. Lataille is senior vice president Investor Relations for Verizon, a position he has held since November 1, 2005. He is the corporations primary liaison with the investment community ...more
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Danny Casolaro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Journalist

Age: Dec. at 44 (1947-1991)

Birthplace: McLean, Virginia

Joseph Daniel Casolaro (June 16, 1947 – August 10, 1991) was an American freelance writer who came to public attention in 1991 when he was found dead in a bathtub in room 517 of the Sheraton ...more
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John Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Basketball player, Coach, Actor

Age: 77

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

John Robert Thompson Jr. (born September 2, 1941) is a former American college basketball coach for the Georgetown Hoyas. He is now a professional radio and TV sports commentator. In 1984, he ...more
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Kieran Lalor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Birthplace: Wappingers Falls, New York, United States of America

Kieran Michael Lalor (born January 23, 1976) is an American politician, entrepreneur and author who founded Iraq Vets for Congress (a political action committee). He works in the defense ...more
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John F. Killian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 64

John F. Killian is president of Verizon Business, responsible for serving the communications needs of large, global businesses and government markets. He was named president of Verizon Business ...more
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Hank Soar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Umpire, American football player

Age: Dec. at 87 (1914-2001)

Birthplace: Alton, Rhode Island

Albert Henry Soar (August 17, 1914 – December 24, 2001) was an American football running back and defensive back in the National Football League who went on to have a long career as an umpire in ...more
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Raymond Flynn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Politician

Age: 79

Birthplace: South Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Raymond Leo Flynn (born July 22, 1939) is an American politician who served as 52nd Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts from 1984 until 1993. He was later appointed United States Ambassador to the ...more
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Jack Tretton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni

Age: 58

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Jack Tretton is a member of the advisory boards for Genotaur, an artificial intelligence startup, and LifeApps Digital Media, a digital publisher of products and services focused on health, ...more
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Robert Gallo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Scientist, Physician

Age: 81

Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America

Robert Charles Gallo (; born March 23, 1937) is an American biomedical researcher. He is best known for his role in the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the infectious ...more
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Hal Gill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Providence College Alumni
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts

Harold Priestley Gill, III (born April 6, 1975) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played 16 NHL seasons with six different teams, winning one Stanley Cup with the 2009 ...more