Here follows a
list of notable people associated with in Claremont McKenna College Claremont, California, including notable graduates, dropouts, and past and present faculty.
Notable alumni [ edit ]
Politics [ edit ]
Muhammad Al-Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah '78 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait
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 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 (2007-2011)
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
Simon Salinas '78 - Monterey County Supervisor, former member of the California State Assembly
Nonprofit [ edit ]
Business [ edit ]
Michael Arrington '92 - Internet entrepreneur, Founder of Techcrunch, Co-founder of CrunchFund
Sloane Citron '78 - magazine publisher
Alexander Crutchfield '80 - financier, real estate investor, Senior Managing Director of Oasis Partners
Robert Addison Day - former chairman and chief executive officer of Trust Company of the West; Chairman and President of the W. M. Keck Foundation
Patrick Gallagher '93 - Co-founder of CrunchFund
Michael S. Jeffries '66 - Chairman and CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Henry Kravis '67 - Founding partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Michael Larson '80 - Chief Investment Officer of Cascade Investment, the investment vehicle for The Gates Foundation and the Gates' personal wealth.
Patrick Lencioni '87 - best-selling 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.
Peter Thum '90 - founder of Ethos Water, and social entrepreneur
Peter Weinberg '79 - founder of Perella Weinberg Partners
Academia [ edit ]
Orley Ashenfelter '64 - Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics at Princeton University; 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
Vincent Phillip Muñoz (BA 1993), Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame 
Jack L. Stark '57 - former CMC president
Francisco Vázquez '72 - Professor and director of the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University
Entertainment [ edit ]
Military [ edit ]
Writing and journalism [ edit ]
Dropouts and transfers [ edit ]
Notable faculty [ edit ]
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 hemophiliac 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, Aristotelian virtue, and the American founding. once had a cover story that described Jaffa as "the foremost contemporary interpreter of the American political tradition." The National Review
Charles Kesler - editor of the and noted conservative scholar Claremont Review of Books
Jamaica Kincaid - novelist
Kenneth P. Miller - professor of Government specializing in California politics, direct democracy, and state constitutional law. Miller is the Associate Director of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, a research institute known for its expertise in redistricting, elections, demographic research, and public policy analysis.
Jonathan Petropoulos - historian and scholar of Holocaust-era looted art 
Mort Sahl - speech writer for President John F. Kennedy; famed comedian
Michael Uhlmann - former Assistant Attorney General to President Gerald Ford; special assistant to President Ronald Reagan; reportedly convinced Justice Clarence Thomas to join the federal judiciary
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