October 25, 1938
Diane Divers was born in Washington DC; her parents were both attorneys. Diane Frances Divers Kincaid Blair was a nationally respected educator, writer, speaker, political scientist, and public servant who authored two influential books, served as board chair of the Arkansas Educational Television Commission, chair of the U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting, member of the Electoral College, and professor of political science at the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville (Washington County). During the successful Clinton-Gore presidential bid of 1992, Blair took a leave from UA for a year to serve as a senior advisor, researcher, and chronicler of the cross-country campaign. In May 2000, Blair was presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by UA. Blair died of lung cancer on June 26, 2000.