And while I'm at it, why not give the list of all the notable alumni through the ages? (Please let me know if I have missed one or two...)
- Ken Cheuvront '83 - Member, Arizona State Senate
- Chuck DeVore '85 - Member, California State Assembly
- John N. Doggett III '69 classmate of Clarence Thomas at Yale Law School, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Anita Hill was prone to thinking men were interested in her, without proof. A copy of his Senate testimony. John N. Doggett is a professor at UT-Austin Business School. In the past, he has been an entrepreneur, a radio talk show host, and a columnist for WorldNetDaily. He is also a black conservative who turned down efforts toward "minority outreach" by the G.O.P.
- David Dreier '75 - California Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives and former Chairman of the House Rules Committee
- George Dunn III '72 - Chief of Staff for Governor Pete Wilson
- Johnny Ellis '82 - Majority leader, Alaska State Senate
- Sean Elsbernd '97 - Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Sebastian Graber '74 - Counsel for United States v. Grace(1983). Graber argued that a federal statute which banned picketing and distribution of leaflets on the public sidewalks near the Supreme Court violated the First Amendment. The Supreme Court agreed in an 8-1 decision. Interestingly, Graber argued the case on behalf of hi wife, defendant Mary T. Grace.
- Hugh Hallman '84 - Mayor of Tempe, AZ (2004-present), City Council (1998-2002)
- Rob Hurtt '66 - California State Senate Republican Leader, 1995-1998
- Tom Leppert '77 - Mayor of Dallas, Texas
- John Lerew '81 - Republican nominee for Colorado's 7th Congressional district.
- David Mason '79 - Federal Election Commission, 1998-2008See biography on FEC website.
- Ken Masugi '69 - former director of The Claremont Institute, special assistant to then-Chairman Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1982-86)
- C. Steven McGann '73 - U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Fiji Islands, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, and the Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu
- Daniel Pawson '03 - Fourth most-winning Jeopardy! champion, legislative aide to Bruce Tarr, a Massachusetts Republican state congressman. Pawson was an editor for The Claremont Independent. The Claremont Independent's news editor, Charles Johnson, interviewed Pawson to talk about Claremont McKenna, his life, and prospective fatherhood.
- Steve Merksamer '69 - Chief of Staff for California Governor George Deukmejian
- 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
- Lawrence George Rossin '75 - U.S. State Department Principal Deputy Special Representative for UN Haiti Mission (2006-), U.S. Ambassador to Croatia (2001-2003), US State Department Chief of Mission, Pristina, Kosovo (1999-00), US State Department Director, Office of South Central European Affairs (1998-99, US Ambassador to Spain ad interim (1997-98), US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Spain (1995-97, US National Security Council Director for Inter-American Affairs (1993-94)
- Steve Tully '88- Arizona Senate
- Darryl Wold '63 - Member of the Federal Election Commission, (1998-2002) Chairman (2000), Vice Chairman (1999)
- Jake Zimmerman '96 - Member, Missouri House of Representatives
- John Anderson '84 - Co-founder of Woodhouse Chocolate in Napa Valley
- Joel Appel '87 - President & CEO of Orange Glo International, makers of cleaning products Oxiclean, Orange Clean, Orange Glo, and Kaboom.
- Jonathan Appelbaum' 83 - President, Penguin Frozen Foods.
- Michael Arrington '92 - Internet entrepreneur and founder of Techcrunch
- Dan Caton - vice president of the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Board of Directors, president of McGraw-Hill Learning Group, McGraw-Hill Education's K-12 supplemental and unique core publishing unit.
- Gordon "Grubby" Clark '59 - Founder of Clark Foam, formerly the largest and most well known supplier of surfboard blanks.
- Robert A. Day '65 - Chairman of the W.M. Keck Foundation and founder of the Trust Company of the West (TCW)
- Reid Dabney - Chief Financial Officer of Foldera, Inc. 
- Richard Flamson '51 - Board Chairman of the Security Pacific Bank
- Andrew Foster - President, Asia of Christie's International 
- Michael Grindon '76 - President of Sony Pictures Television International
- Jeff Horowitz '03 - founder of DressMonkey.com, a website for "fashion-savvy men."
- Michael S. Jeffries '66 - Chairman & CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
- Henry Kravis '67 - Founding partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)
- Thomas Linebarger - President, COO, and Board Member of Harley-Davidson, Inc. 
- Patrick Lencioni '87 - Bestselling management book author, corporate speaker
- Robert J. Lowe '62 - Loew Enterprises, Inc. CEO, trustee of Claremont McKenna College
- Ashwin Navin '99 - President and co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc., founder of The Claremont Independent
- Robert Nakasone '69 - President, CEO of Toys "R" Us (1998-1999), NAK Enterprises, L.L.C., a family-owned investment and consulting company, (2000-present).
- Thomas B. Neff '76 - Founder and CEO, FibroGen. Neff also serves on the Board of Trustees of Claremont McKenna College.
- Augie Nieto '80 - Founder of Life Fitness and Augie's Quest
- William Pace '80 - CEO, Kurt Salmon Associates
- Ryal Poppa '57 - QuestLink Board of Trustees
- Stephen E. Remp '69 - American-born oil entrepreneur, founder of Ramco Energy. He developed the half-trillion dollar oil fields of Azerbaijan.See his business profile. They incorrectly call his alma mater "Claremont College." Read about Remp's adventures near the Caspian Sea here in The Washington Post or here in Azerbaijan International.
- George R. Roberts '66 - Founding partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)
- Brad Morrice '78 - Founder and former CEO, New Century Mortgage Corporation
- Jonathan Rosenberg'83 - Google Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
- Paul K. Scripps '67 - E. W. Scripps, VP Newspapers (1997-2001)
- Daniel W. Yohannes '67 - President and CEO, M&R Investments LLC, formerly Vice Chairman of US Bank for Consumer Banking, and President and CEO of Colorado National Bank.
- Orley Ashenfelter '64 - Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics at Princeton University and former editor of the American Economic Review
- Abdlatif al-Hamad '60 - Chair of the Arab Fund for Economics and Social Development
- Phil Munoz - professor of political science and philosophy at Tufts University. Munoz got his graduate degree at Claremont Graduate University.
- Thomas Lenz '74 - Director of the Harvard Art Museums.
- Francisco Vazquez '72 - Professor and director of the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University.
- Tomás Summers Sandoval -
Assistant Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and History at Pomona College
- Darren Schreiber '93 - professor of political science at UCSD
- Jack L. Stark '57 - Former CMC president
- Richard Morrison - Director of Media Relations for the Competitive Enterprise Institute
- Marlo Lewis, Jr. '73 - Competitive Enterprise Institute, Senior Fellow (2002-present), former Claremont McKenna professor, worked at the Reason Foundation
- Jamie Pueschel '98 - Legislative director of United States Student Association Testimony before U.S. Senate
- Matthew Spalding - scholar of George Washington, Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation. He is married to Claremont McKenna Professor Elizabeth Edwards Spalding.
- Leonard Apcar '75 - deputy managing editor of the International Herald Tribune
- John Wilson '07 - Editorial writer for the New York Post; winner of the 2007 Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism (college award).
- William W. Crouch '63 - retired United States Army four star general, and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
- Carlos Garcia '75 - Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District
- Stephen Kay '64 - then Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles that put away serial killer Charles Manson. Kay has also been the Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney where he successfully prosecuted Charles Rathbone, who murdered model, Linda Sobek in 1996. He has also served as a public defender, but he gave that up, citing his reluctance to use his talents to let guilty people go free. He left retirement to serve as the Redondo, CA City Prosecutor.
- John King '86 - half of the music producing duo The Dust Brothers
- Adam Kokesh '06 - decorated Iraq War veteran and anti-U.S. occupation of Iraq activist
- Randy Steven Kraft '67 - Convicted serial killer
- Michael Mecham - Aviation Week writer
- Creators of Fantasy Congress
- Ron Ridenhour '72 - My Lai massacre whistleblower
- John B. Quinn '73 - Founder and name partner of prominent law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP
- Terry Sanchez '78 - Senior partner of the LA law firm, Munger, Tolles & Olson
- Peter Thum '90 - Founder of Ethos Water, Vice President of Starbucks