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LYNN ELAINE SAUL

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Birth Date: 1945
Birth Place: Long Beach, California

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Date submitted: October 24, 2006
Gift: Brick Paver - small
Location on plaza map: B4
Areas of Achievement: Activism, Law, Literature, Social Service
 
Lynn Saul (Lynn S. Moore) opened her own law office in Tucson in 1973. She represented women's interests in such emerging social issues as joint custody, non-traditional careers, domestic violence, and sexual assault. She and Nancy J. Tyson formed the first all-woman law firm in 1974 and became involved in major sex discrimination litigation.

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Lynn Saul has written both family and historical poems and prose since childhood. She excelled in her classes at all levels, primary, secondary and university. She graduated from Harvard in three years after taking advancd subjects at Mt. Lebanon High School. At many political times of change in government, she was an activist for the underdog and underprivileged. As an adult she has traveled to other lands to see and find people and places interesting historically and personally.

Lynn has been a devoted daughter and sister as well as mother to her own son and daughter. She is most loved by all of us as well as those of her associates and friends.

I am fortunate to have such a fine daughter. -- Ruth Saul

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How unbiased can a "personal testimonial" about this honoree be if it is from her little brother?

Pretty unbiased, actually.

After visiting Lynn in Tucson in the early 1970s, I moved here for good in late 1976. Having previously been an executive secretary in New York City, it was a natural fit when Lynn's regular secretary called in sick one day. The arrangement became permanent soon thereafter, despite my anxieties about my lack of experience in the legal field.

I learned quickly. One of the first things that I unbiasedly observed was that many of Lynn's cases were what IU think of as "common sense nuisances." That is, anyone with common sense could see that a gross unfairness was being perpetuated -- usually against a woman -- and that the law was more of less codified against her. Case by case, this is how feminism grew in those times, and we tend to take it for granted today.

Lynn is the oldest of my parents' four children. Her other siblings and I heard one thing repeatedly when we were around high-school age, and she was at Radcliffe -- that Lynn was going to be the first woman on the Supreme Court.

In any case, I unbiasedly believe that she did more good from that cute little office on Sixth Street than she could have done on the Supreme Court. -- Lewis Saul

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Lynn Saul's achievements have been inspirational. We appreciate her continuing efforts and generosity, sharing her talents and experience. -- Norman Rubin and Kathy McGuire

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