The Origin of Kenneth Landon's Middle Name

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The Origin of Kenneth Landon's Middle Name


Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819


Kenneth explains the origin of his middle name, "Perry", which he got from a "collateral" relative, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. he sings a song about the Commodore and recalls how, at age thirteen, his father took him to see the great picture on Perry at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


Mar 27 1903


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata



Sound File Location

Box 75: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles," Tapes 1-20

Clip Location

Hour 1, clip 1


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993), “The Origin of Kenneth Landon's Middle Name,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed February 27, 2024,