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Mormon Woman Helps Other Countries Write Their Constitutions

by | Oct. 22, 2013

Mormons We Know

When you meet Lorianne Updike Toler for the first time, you're surprised by what you find. She's blond, trim, green-eyed, ivory-skinned, smiling — and young. This woman should be worn out. You expect gray hair and wrinkles; instead, you get a Clinique ad.

This can't be the woman who completed — take a deep breath — nine internships and a degree at BYU by the time she was 20, served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, graduated magna cum laude from BYU law school, founded and almost singlehandedly started a first-of-its kind online searchable library of source materials for the Constitution, completed a master's program at Oxford, shook up academia with the rediscovery of a lost draft of the Constitution, started a doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania, married and had a baby, wrote a book, moved back and forth between London, New York and Philadelphia, started a consulting firm in London and undertook a consulting job in Libya. And she did much of this while she was in and out of a wheelchair.

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