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Famous Claremont McKenna College Alumni

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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?”
  • 1

    Robin Williams

    Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 63 (1951-2014)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Born in Chicago, Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the...  more

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  • 2

    Henry Kravis

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Henry R. Kravis (born January 6, 1944) is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a global investment firm with a market cap of...  more
  • 3
    Randy Steven Kraft (born March 19, 1945) is an American serial killer known as the Scorecard Killer, the Southern California Strangler and the Freeway Killer who murdered a minimum of 16 young men...  more

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  • 4

    Benjamin Cruz

    Politician, Lawyer


    Benjamin Joseph "BJ" Franquez Cruz (born (1951-03-03)March 3, 1951) is an American judge and politician from Guam and the current Speaker of the 34th Guam Legislature from January 2, 2017 to...  more
  • 5

    Michael Arrington

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplaceOrange, California

    J. Michael Arrington (born March 13, 1970) is the American founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch, a blog covering the Silicon Valley technology start-up communities and the wider technology...  more
  • 6

    Thomas Pritzker



    Thomas Pritzker (born June 6, 1950) is an American billionaire heir, businessman and philanthropist. A member of the Pritzker family, he is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the...  more
  • 7

    George R. Roberts

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    George R. Roberts is an American billionaire financier, and one of the three original partners of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, which he co-founded alongside Jerome Kohlberg and first cousin Henry Kravis...  more
  • 8

    David Dreier



    BirthplaceKansas, Area code 816, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Area code 913

    David Timothy Dreier (born July 5, 1952) is an American entrepreneur who currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Tribune Publishing Company, and leads the Fallen Journalists Memorial project....  more
  • 9


    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    Francisco Vázquez may refer to: Francisco Vásquez de Coronado (c. 1510–1554), Spanish conquistador Francisco Vázquez Gómez (1860–1933), Mexican personal physician and politician Francisco H. Vázquez...  more
  • 10

    Chuck DeVore

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceWashington, Area code 206, Western United States, Northwestern United States, United States of America

    Charles S. "Chuck" DeVore (born May 20, 1962) is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the California State Assembly from 2004 to 2010 when he lived in Irvine and represented...  more
  • 11

    Mike Jeffries



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Michael Stanton Jeffries (born July 15, 1944) is an American businessman. He was chiefly responsible for reestablishing the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch and developing its modern brand image,...  more
  • 12

    Douglas Peterson

    Businessperson, Banker
  • 13

    Tom Leppert



    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Thomas Chris Leppert (born June 15, 1954) is an American businessman and politician who is the former Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and one of the...  more
  • 14
    Michael Helfer is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Citi....  more
  • 15
    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
  • 16
    Adam Charles Kokesh (; born February 1, 1982) is an American libertarian political activist, radio host, author and a U.S. 2020 Libertarian presidential candidate running on the single-issue platform...  more
  • 17

    Ashwin Navin

    Ashwin Navin is an Indian-American entrepreneur, who is the CEO and co-founder of Samba TV, a data and analytics service that measures television viewership using data from Internet-connected devices...  more
  • 18

    Sean Elsbernd



    BirthplaceSan Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area

    Sean Elsbernd (born February 7, 1976) 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...  more
  • 19

    William W. Crouch

    General William Wright Crouch (born July 12, 1941) is a retired United States Army four-star general, and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army....  more
  • 20
    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
  • 21

    Blake Gottesman

    Blake Lanier Gottesman (born March 6, 1980) 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...  more
  • 22

    Rob Hurtt



    Robert S. Hurtt, Jr. (born May 19, 1944) 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...  more
  • 23

    Ken LaCorte

    Ken LaCorte (born February 5, 1965) is a former 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...  more
  • 24

    Orley Ashenfelter




    Orley Clark Ashenfelter (born October 18, 1942) is an American economist. He is a professor of economics at Princeton University and also the director of the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton...  more
  • 25

    AgeDec. at 52 (1946-1998)

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Ronald Lee Ridenhour (April 6, 1946 – May 10, 1998), was a young GI who served in the 11th Infantry Brigade during the Vietnam War, and played a central role in spurring the investigation of the My...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Claremont McKenna College and be of some renown.