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

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

This list is made up of many different graduates, including Robin Williams and David Dreier.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Claremont McKenna College?” and “Which celebrities are Claremont McKenna College alumni?”

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Robin Williams Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy ...more

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Henry Kravis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Henry Kravis Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur Henry R. Kravis is an American businessman. He is the co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a private equity firm with $94.3 billion in assets as of December 31, 2013. He has an ...more

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Randy Steven Kraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Randy Steven Kraft Randy Steven Kraft is an American serial killer known as the "Scorecard Killer" and the "Freeway Killer" who committed the rape, torture, mutilation and murder of a minimum ...more

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Benjamin Cruz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Benjamin Cruz Politician, Lawyer Benjamin Joseph "BJ" Franquez Cruz is a judge and politician from Guam and the current vice-speaker of the Guam Legislature since January 2009.

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Michael Arrington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Michael Arrington Editor, Journalist, Entrepreneur J. Michael Arrington is the American founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch, a blog covering the Silicon Valley technology start-up communities and the wider technology field in USA and ...more

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Thomas Pritzker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Thomas Pritzker Businessperson Thomas Pritzker is an American heir, businessman and philanthropist. A member of the Pritzker family, he serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Pritzker Organization, which ...more

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George R. Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
George R. Roberts Businessperson, Entrepreneur George R. Roberts is an American financier and was one of the three original partners of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, which he co-founded alongside Jerome Kohlberg and first cousin Henry Kravis in

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David Dreier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
David Dreier Politician David Timothy Dreier is an American entrepreneur and Republican Party politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013.

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Francisco Vázquez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Francisco Vázquez Scholar Francisco H. Vázquez is a Mexican-American scholar and public intellectual. Vázquez is currently a tenured professor of the history of ideas and director of the Hutchins Institute ...more

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Chuck DeVore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Chuck DeVore Businessperson, Politician, Military Officer Charles S. "Chuck" DeVore is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the California State Assembly from 2004 to 2010 and represented the 70th District, which ...more

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Mike Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Mike Jeffries Businessperson Michael Stanton "Mike" Jeffries is an American businessperson and was chief executive officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. until December 9, 2014.

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Douglas Peterson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Douglas Peterson Businessperson, Banker

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Tom Leppert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Tom Leppert Businessperson Tom Leppert is Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and one of the world's largest education providers. He has oversight of the company’s operating ...more

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Michael S. Helfer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Michael S. Helfer Michael Helfer is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Citi.

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Joe Furgerson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Joe Furgerson Joe Furgerson is the Vice President of Strategy at Mu Security. Joe has extensive experience in routing and networking technologies, having spent eight years at 3Com Corporation before joining ...more

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Adam Kokesh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Adam Kokesh Adam Charles Kokesh is an American libertarian talk show host, activist, and author of FREEDOM! A decorated veteran of the War in Iraq, Kokesh came to disparage war and advocate nonviolent ...more

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Ashwin Navin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Ashwin Navin Ashwin Navin is CEO and co-founder of Samba TV, a data and analytics service that measures television viewership using data from social media, connected devices and set-top boxes. The company ...more

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Sean Elsbernd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Sean Elsbernd Politician Sean Elsbernd is an American politician who represented District 7 on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. District 7 includes neighborhoods west of Twin Peaks, the Villas at Parkmerced, Lake ...more

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William W. Crouch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
William W. Crouch General William Wright Crouch is a retired United States Army four-star general, and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

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Harry McMahon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Harry McMahon Harry McMahon serves as Merrill Lynch vice chairman and member of the Executive Client Coverage Group. Mr. McMahon is focused on creating value for a broad array of the firm's corporate clients. ...more

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Blake Gottesman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Blake Gottesman Blake Lanier Gottesman served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff to former U.S. President George W. Bush, becoming, at age 28, the youngest member of the Bush senior staff. He previously ...more

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Rob Hurtt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Rob Hurtt Politician Robert S. Hurtt, Jr. is a U.S. Republican politician, who was the California State Senate Republican Leader from August 1995 to March 1998. A native Californian, Hurtt was born in Santa Monica, ...more

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Ken LaCorte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Ken LaCorte Ken LaCorte is an executive at the Fox News Channel. In 2006, the network sent him to Gaza to press for the release of kidnapped journalists Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig. LaCorte graduated from ...more

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Orley Ashenfelter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Orley Ashenfelter Economist Orley Clark Ashenfelter is an American economist. He is a professor of economics at Princeton University and also the director of the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University. His ...more

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Ronald Ridenhour is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Ronald Ridenhour Journalist Ronald Lee Ridenhour, a young GI who served in the 11th Infantry Brigade during the Vietnam War, played a central role in spurring the investigation of the My Lai Massacre.

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Ken Cheuvront is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Ken Cheuvront Politician Kenneth D. "Ken" Cheuvront is a Democratic politician. Since 2002 he has served as Arizona State Senator for District 15, which centers on Phoenix. Earlier he was elected to represent ...more

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Johnny Ellis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Johnny Ellis Johnny Ellis is a Democratic member of the Alaska Senate serving since 1992. He was previously a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1986 through 1992. He has been a resident of ...more

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Peter Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Peter Weinberg Businessperson Peter Amory Weinberg is an American businessman. He spent almost twenty years of his career at Goldman Sachs before co-founding Perella Weinberg Partners with merger specialist, Joseph Perella ...more

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Simon Salinas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Simon Salinas Politician Simon Salinas is a California politician. He was a member of the California State Assembly district 28 from 2000 to 2006. His district included all of Salinas and Watsonville. Before going to ...more

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Surin Pitsuwan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Surin Pitsuwan Politician, Diplomat Surin Pitsuwan is a longtime Thai politician. He was born in Nakhon Si Thammarat, into an assimilated Thai family of Malay descent.

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Evan Lyle Porteus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Evan Lyle Porteus Mathematician Evan Porteus’ research focuses on supply chain management, including incentive issues in supply chains, management and coordination of supply chains, management of the supplier–buyer ...more

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Jim Brock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Jim Brock Jim Brock is the CEO and co-founder of Attributor. He most recently served as SVP, Communications Consumer Services at Yahoo!, where he led the highly successful communication and broadband ...more

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Robert D. Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Robert D. Ulrich Robert D. Ulrich, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since November 1997. Since October 1995, Dr. Ulrich has been a general partner at Vanguard Ventures, a venture capital ...more

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Patrick Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Patrick Gallagher Pat has served as a director at Constant Contact® since June 2003. He is a Principal at American Capital Strategies. Prior to American Capital, he was a vice president of Morgan Stanley ...more

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Craig A. Evans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Craig A. Evans Professor, Writer Craig Alan Evans is an evangelical New Testament scholar and author.

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Kambiz GhaneaBassiri is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Kambiz GhaneaBassiri Kambiz GhaneaBassiri is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship winner for the Humanities, US & Canada.

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David Enrich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
David Enrich David Jules Enrich is an award-winning reporter at the Wall Street Journal. He was raised with two siblings in Lexington, Massachusetts, while his father taught law and his mother practiced ...more

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John Henry Baker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
John Henry Baker Professor John Henry Baker, PhD is an American author and professor Emeritus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA. He is author of "Urban Politics in America", Copyright 1971 Charles

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Jeffrey S. Klein is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Jeffrey S. Klein Businessperson, Professor, Author

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Alexander Benard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Alexander Benard Businessperson, Lawyer Alexander Benard is an American businessperson, lawyer, and commentator on U.S. public policy.

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Dean Taylor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Dean Taylor Dean Taylor is a retired front office executive in Major League Baseball who most recently served as the Vice President of Baseball Operations/Assistant General Manager for the Kansas City ...more

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Pamela J. Hinds is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Pamela J. Hinds Professor Pamela J Hinds is Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.

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Jake Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Jake Zimmerman Politician, Lawyer Jake Zimmerman is an attorney and the Democratic St. Louis County Assessor. He is running for Missouri Attorney General in the 2016 election. He is also a former member of the Missouri House of ...more

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Mike Lang is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Mike Lang Mike Lang was Chief Executive Officer of Miramax Films. He resigned March 16th, 2012 Lang was a former News Corp. executive. In that job he had a hand in acquiring MySpace and starting up Hulu. ...more

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Robert Addison Day is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Robert Addison Day Robert Addison Day is an American business executive and philanthropist. He was the founder and former Chairman and chief executive officer of Trust Company of the West until 2009. He serves as ...more

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Patrick J. Conroy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Patrick J. Conroy Chaplain Fr. Patrick J. Conroy, S.J., is a Jesuit priest who is serving as the 60th Chaplain of the House of Representatives. His selection was announced by the Speaker of the United States House of ...more

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Brett Hoebel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni
Brett Hoebel Brett Hoebel, also called "El Capitan" is a fitness expert and was a trainer on the U.S. television show the Biggest Loser season 11. He coached the majority of the contestants on the ...more