List of Claremont McKenna College people
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- Steve Bullock '88 – Governor of Montana (2012–); Attorney General, state of Montana (2009–2013)
- Ken Cheuvront '83 - Member, Arizona State Senate
- Patrick J. Conroy '72 - 60th and current Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives
- Chuck DeVore '85 - Member, California State Assembly, candidate for U.S. Senate
- David Dreier '75 - California Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the House Rules Committee
- Johnny Ellis '82 - Minority leader, Alaska State Senate
- Sean Elsbernd '97 - Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Rob Hurtt '66 - California State Senate Republican Leader, 1995–1998
- Adam Kokesh '06 - political activist, talk radio host
- Tom Leppert '77 - Mayor of Dallas, Texas
- Tyler Olson '98 - house member for the 38th district of Iowa.
- Surin Pitsuwan '72 - Secretary-General, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, former Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Muhammad Al-Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah '78 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait
- Simon Salinas '78 - Monterey County Supervisor, former member of the California State Assembly
- Henry Olsen - Vice President of the American Enterprise Institute
- Hugh Gallagher - Disability advocate, drafted the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968
- Michael Arrington '92 - Internet entrepreneur and founder of Techcrunch
- Robert Addison Day - former Chairman and chief executive officer of Trust Company of the West, and Chairman and President of the W. M. Keck Foundation
- Sloane Citron '78 Magazine publisher
- Alexander Crutchfield '80 - Financier and Real Estate Investor, Senior Managing Director of Oasis Partners
- Don Hall '79, Co-Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of Hallmark Cards, President of Hallmark Cards, Director of Hallmark Cards and Director of Hallmark Entertainment Holdings
- Michael S. Jeffries '66 - Chairman & CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
- Henry Kravis '67 - Founding partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)
- Michael Larson (businessman) '80 - Chief Investment Officer of Cascade Investment, the investment vehicle for The Gates Foundation and the Gates' personal wealth.
- Patrick Lencioni '87 - Bestselling management book author, corporate speaker
- Ashwin Navin '99 - President and co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc., founder of The Claremont Independent
- Augie Nieto '80 - Founder of Life Fitness and Augie's Quest
- Thomas Pritzker '72 - Executive Chairman, Hyatt Corporation 
- George R. Roberts '66 - Founding partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)
- Peter Thum '90 - Founder, Ethos Water, and social entrepreneur
- Daniel Kan '09 - Founder, Exec.
- Sunil Rajaraman '01 - Founder, Scripted.
- Orley Ashenfelter '64 - Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics at Princeton University and former editor of the American Economic Review
- Tibor R. Machan '65 - former editor of Reason magazine, Stanford Hoover Institution fellow and professor at Chapman University.
- Jack L. Stark '57 - Former CMC president
- Francisco Vazquez '72 - Professor and director of the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University.
- Blue Judy - A Los Angeles based indie rock band.
- Paul Brickman '71 - screenwriter, producer, and filmmaker; directed and wrote the screenplay for Risky Business
- Douglas Day Stewart '62 - screenwriter of An Officer and a Gentleman
- Mason Gordon '97 - Inventor of SlamBall 
- John King '86 - half of the music producing duo The Dust Brothers
- Dean Taylor '72 - Vice President-Baseball Operations/Assistant General Manager of the Royals.
- Claire Thomas '07 – food blogger and presenter of Food for Thought on Food Network.
- William W. Crouch '63 - retired United States Army four-star general, and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
- Ron Ridenhour '72 - My Lai massacre whistleblower.
Writing and journalism
Dropouts and transfers
- Michael Feuer '80 - CA Assemblyman and former L.A. City Councilman. (He transferred to Harvard, where he got his BA and JD)
- Blake Gottesman - personal aide to President George W. Bush
- Wes Parker - baseball player, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Robin Williams - actor and comedian
- William Ascher - Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics; served as Dean of the Faculty from 2000–2005; prolific author and winner of the G. David Huntoon, Sr., Award for Superior Teaching
- Fred Balitzer - professor of government. He was director of the Republican National Committee under President Ronald Reagan, chairman of Scholars for Reagan-Bush in 1984, and special emissary to the Sultan of Brunei. He helped bring about diplomatic relations with China and Israel and played a leading role in preventing efforts to make the District of Columbia a state.
- Ross Eckert - professor of economics, who dedicated his life to cleaning up the blood supply. The matter affected him personally as he was a hemophilliac who contracted HIV/AIDS from a bad transfusion. Eckert worked with Elliott on market-incentives to reduce congestion. He also worked to rescue the U.S. Laws of the Sea from degradation. (deceased)
- Ward Elliott - researched market solutions to Los Angeles smog problem. Elliott drafted the economic-incentives of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Thanks to his efforts, the number of first-stage smog-alerts days declined from one day in three in the 1960s to only one day in 1997.
- Diane Halpern - former president of the American Psychological Association
- Eric Helland—Professor of Economics, Senior Staff Economist, President's Council of Economic Advisers (2003–2004)
- Harry V. Jaffa - professor of political philosophy, scholar of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Aristotelean virtue, and the American founding. The National Review once had a cover story that described Jaffa as "the foremost contemporary interpreter of the American political tradition."
- Charles Kesler - editor of the Claremont Review of Books and noted conservative scholar
- Jamaica Kincaid - novelist
- Jonathan Petropoulos - historian and scholar of Holocaust-era looted art
- Mort Sahl - Speech writer for President John F. Kennedy and famed comedian.
- Michael Uhlmann - former Assistant Attorney General to President Gerald Ford and special assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He reportedly convinced Justice Clarence Thomas to join the federal judiciary.
- "#559 Thomas Pritzker - The World's Billionaires 2009". Forbes. 2009-03-11.
- "Justin Kan Launches Exec For Real-Time Mobile Jobs". Forbes. 2012-02-29.
- "Scripted Gets $4.5M Series A To Build Out Its Online Marketplace For Freelance Writers". Techcrunch. 2013-06-04.
- "Movies: Biography forPaul Brickman". The New York Times.
- The Playboy Interviews: The Comedians, edited by Stephen Randall, 2007, p.342
- Boehm, Mike (2008-04-15). "Prof ensnared in case of Pissarro looted by Nazis". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-07-27.