American-born nonfiction author who became known for his role in early 20th-century politics reform actions in China. He went to senior high school in Colorado and California and researched briefly at both Occidental University and Stanford College or university before signing up for the Bao Huang Hui, a Chinese language military and politics group. He was just five foot and three in . tall and experienced from many physical complications, including degenerative kidney disease, eyesight issues, and head aches. He was created in Denver, Colorado to property broker, Alfred E. Lea and Hersa A. Coberly Lea. He grew up along with his two sisters. He offered as an consultant to political groundbreaking, Sun Yat-sen, through the Chinese Republican trend of 1911.