33 Notable alumni of
Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College is 1124th in the world, 410th in North America, and 385th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 33 notable alumni from Claremont McKenna College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-2014 (aged 63)
    Enrolled in Claremont McKenna College
    Studied political science
    Occupations
    mime artistvoice actorstand-up comedianaudiobook narratorfilm actor
    Biography

    Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Known for his improvisational skills and the wide variety of characters he created on the spur of the moment and portrayed on film, in dramas and comedies alike, he is regarded as one of the greatest comedians of all time. He received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards.

  2. Heidi Cruz

    Heidi Cruz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    investment banker
    Biography

    Heidi Suzanne Cruz is an American businesswoman. She has been a managing director at Goldman Sachs since 2012.

  3. Steve Bullock

    Steve Bullock
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Stephen Clark Bullock is an American politician and lawyer, who served as the 24th governor of Montana from 2013 to 2021. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

  4. Henry Kravis

    Henry Kravis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Henry R. Kravis is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of KKR & Co. Inc.

  5. Caroline Sunshine

    Caroline Sunshine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorsinger
    Biography

    Caroline Mohr Sunshine is an American press secretary and former actress and singer, who previously worked as a White House staffer during the Donald Trump administration.

  6. Gregg Jarrett

    Gregg Jarrett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in Claremont McKenna College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    journalistlawyer
    Biography

    Gregory Walter Jarrett is an American conservative news commentator, author and attorney. He joined Fox News in November 2002, after working at local NBC and ABC TV stations for over ten years, as well as national networks Court TV and MSNBC.

  7. Adam Kokesh

    Adam Kokesh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    peace activisttelevision produceractivistpodcasterradio personality
    Biography

    Adam Charles Kokesh is an American libertarian political activist, radio host, and author. Kokesh was a U.S. 2020 Libertarian presidential candidate running on the single-issue platform of an "orderly dissolution of the federal government."

  8. Michael Arrington

    Michael Arrington
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    bloggerinternational forum participant
    Biography

    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 America and elsewhere. Magazines such as Wired and Forbes have named Arrington one of the most powerful people on the Internet. In 2008, he was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.

  9. David Dreier

    David Dreier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Claremont McKenna College
    In 1975 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    businesspersonpolitician
    Biography

    David Timothy Dreier OAE is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from California from 1981 to 2013. He was one of the youngest members ever elected to the United States Congress. Dreier was the youngest chairman of the House Rules Committee in U.S. history, serving from 1999 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2013. He was instrumental in passing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993. After leaving Congress, Dreier served on the Foreign Affairs Policy Board under President Barack Obama. He served as the chairman of the Tribune Publishing Company from 2019 to 2020. Dreier is also founder and chair of the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation.

  10. Tom Leppert

    Tom Leppert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    businesspersonpolitician
    Biography

    Thomas Chris Leppert is an American businessman and politician who is the former CEO of Kaplan, Inc., one of the world's largest education providers. He had oversight of the company's operating divisions (Kaplan Test Prep and Kaplan Higher Education in the United States, and Kaplan International) until his resignation was announced in July 2015. Leppert served as the 59th mayor of Dallas, Texas from 2007 to 2011, and previously worked as CEO of the Turner Corporation. Leppert ran in the 2012 United States Senate election in Texas, but lost the Republican primary. As of 2023, Leppert was the last Republican to be elected Mayor of Dallas.

  11. Peter Weinberg

    Peter Weinberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    businesspersoninternational forum participant
    Biography

    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 in 2006. The firm provides M&A advisory and alternative asset management services. Weinberg serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner.

  12. Douglas L. Peterson

    Douglas L. Peterson
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    international forum participantbusinesspersonentrepreneur
    Biography

    Douglas L. Peterson is the president and chief executive officer of S&P Global, formerly McGraw Hill Financial. He became president and chief executive officer in November 2013. Peterson has served on S&P Global’s Board of Directors since July 2013. He originally joined the company as president of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services in 2011.

  13. Ashwin Navin

    Ashwin Navin
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    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 opt-in data from Internet-connected devices and set-top boxes. The company has been compared to more traditional TV measurement firms like Nielsen which rely on the people meter to gather viewership data.

  14. Jonathan Rosenberg

    Jonathan Rosenberg
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Jonathan Rosenberg is the former Senior Vice President of Products at Google and current advisor to Alphabet Inc. management team and board.

  15. Orley Ashenfelter

    Orley Ashenfelter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Orley Clark Ashenfelter is an American economist and the Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics at Princeton University. His areas of specialization include labor economics, econometrics, and law and economics. He was influential in contributing to the applied turn in economics.

  16. Douglas Day Stewart

    Douglas Day Stewart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm directorfilm producer
    Biography

    Douglas Day Stewart is an American screenwriter and film director. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1962.

  17. Robert P. White

    Robert P. White
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Robert P. White is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who last served as commander of Fort Hood, Texas and as the 61st Commanding General of III Armored Corps. Over 90,000 soldiers were under his command. From September 2019 to September 2020, he also served as commander of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR).

  18. Tibor R. Machan

    Tibor R. Machan
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1939-2016 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    university teacherphilosopher
    Biography

    Tibor Richard Machan was a Hungarian-American philosopher. A professor emeritus in the department of philosophy at Auburn University, Machan held the R. C. Hoiles Chair of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics at Chapman University in Orange, California until 31 December 2014.

  19. Michael D. Shear

    Michael D. Shear
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Michael D. Shear is an American journalist who is a White House correspondent for The New York Times. He previously worked at The Washington Post, where he was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007. He regularly appears on CNN and MSNBC.

  20. William W. Crouch

    William W. Crouch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    manager
    Biography

    General William Wright Crouch is a retired United States Army four-star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1997 to 1998.

  21. Daniel Yohannes

    Daniel Yohannes
    Born in
    Ethiopia Flag Ethiopia
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    manager
    Biography

    Daniel W. Yohannes is an Ethiopian-American businessman and philanthropist who served as the U.S. Ambassador to the OECD from 2014 to 2017.

  22. Jake Zimmerman

    Jake Zimmerman
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jake Zimmerman is the Democratic St. Louis County Assessor. He was a candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary for St. Louis County Executive. He was a candidate for Missouri Attorney General in the 2016 election. He is also a former member of the Missouri House of Representatives from the 83rd district.

  23. Larry André Jr

    Larry André Jr
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Claremont McKenna College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in political science
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Larry Edward André Jr. is an American diplomat and career member of the Senior Foreign Service who has served as the United States Ambassador to Somalia since February 2022. He previously served as the United States Ambassador to Djibouti from 2018 to 2021, and as the United States Ambassador to Mauritania from 2014 to 2017.

  24. Patrick T. Riley

    Patrick T. Riley
    Years
    1941-2015 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    political scientist
    Biography

    Patrick Thomas Riley was Michael Oakeshott Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is notable for his translations of the political writings of Gottfried Leibniz and his research on social contract theory, the general will, and the history of universal jurisprudence.

  25. Tyler Olson

    Tyler Olson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Tyler Olson, is a former Iowa State Representative from the 38th District. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2007 to 2015. He also was Chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party from January to June 2013. He received his BA from Claremont McKenna College and his JD from the University of Iowa College of Law.

  26. Simon Salinas

    Simon Salinas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    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 the Assembly, Salinas was a County Supervisor, a City Council Member, a community college instructor, and an elementary school teacher. Salinas is a Democrat. He left the assembly in 2006 because he was termed out. He surprised the political establishment by not challenging Republican incumbent Jeff Denham for the California State Senate district 12. Salinas returned to local politics and was elected to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in 2006, representing District 3. Salinas has lived most of his life in the Salinas area, growing up around agribusiness. He has one son.

  27. Andrew Patrick Gordon

    Andrew Patrick Gordon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Andrew Patrick Gordon is a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

  28. Ronald F. Lehman

    Ronald F. Lehman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Claremont McKenna College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    scholar
    Biography

    Ambassador Ronald Frank Lehman II is currently Director of the Center for Global Security Research at the United States Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is also Chair of the Governing Board of International Science and Technology Center, an intergovernmental organization headquartered in Moscow and is a member of the Department of Defense Threat Reduction Advisory Committee.

  29. Sloane Citron

    Sloane Citron
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    publisher
    Biography

    Sloane Citron is an American publisher based in Menlo Park, California.

  30. Rob Hurtt

    Rob Hurtt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert S. Hurtt, Jr. is a U.S. Republican politician, who was the California State Senate Republican Leader from August 1995 to March 1998.

  31. Francisco Vázquez

    Francisco Vázquez
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1949-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Francisco H. Vázquez is a Mexican-American scholar and public intellectual. Before retirement, Vázquez was a tenured professor of the history of ideas and director of the Hutchins Institute for Public Policy Studies and Community Action at the nationally known Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University. He co-authored the prominent book Latino/a Thought: Culture, Politics, and Society, (Rowman & Littlefield) with University of California Irvine professor Rodolfo D. Torres in 2003. A second edition by Vázquez alone was issued in December 2008.

  32. C. Steven McGann

    C. Steven McGann
    Years
    1951-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Clarence Steven McGann is an American diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu from 2008 to 2011. He was nominated by President George W. Bush, and assumed his duties at post in October 2008.

  33. David M. Mason

    David M. Mason
    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David M. Mason was nominated to the Federal Election Commission by President Bill Clinton on March 4, 1998 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 30, 1998. He was nominated for a second term by President George W. Bush on December 19, 2005. Mason served as a member of the Commission’s Finance Committee. In 2008, President Bush removed Mason from the FEC and replaced him with Don McGahn.