Ven Tow Lee was born in hunan province to general li moan and his wife mary in 1935. they emigrated to argentina, where ven attended the american high school in buenos aires. he then attended the university of washington, where he received his b.s. in electrical engineering in 1958.
At the u.W. he met then married winifred lee in 1959 , AND THEY PURSUED AND ACHIEVED THE AMERICAN DREAM. they both had successful careers as engineers at the boeing company, and HAD TWO CHILDREN, DEANNA AND ANDY. DEANNA GRADUATED FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY, WHERE SHE LATER JOINED THE BOARD OF OVERSEERS, AND WORKS IN JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATIONS, NOW AT CARNEGIE CORPORATION. ANDY GRADUATED FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY, AND WORKED AT MICROSOFT. VEN AND WINNIE NOW HAVE THREE WONDERFUL GRANDCHILDREN–JOSHUA, EMMA, AND ALI. THEY ALSO HAVE HONORARY ADOPTED CHINESE AMERICAN GRANDCHILDREN, LARRY AND DEANNA HAN.