Siam: Kenneth on a Thai Gangster He Knew

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Siam: Kenneth on a Thai Gangster He Knew


On the railroad, on the east coast of the Thai peninsula, there was a town, Chumphon, where Kenneth arrived with Ngiap Seng on one of his evangelistic tours. They got off the train, and there was a very handsome Chinese man who persuaded them to stay at his big and comfortable home. After several days of preaching in the town Kenneth still had no idea what his host did in life. Everyone he had talked to remained vague, but Kenneth eventually learned on the market place that the man was the big gangster. Kenneth confronted him with his discovery and asked the man why he had discredited him and his message. The host replied that he welcomed Kenneth out of admiration for the Americans because he had learned to be a gangster by watching American gangster movies and applying their techniques.


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1929


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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


Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)



Sound File Location

Box 78: Item 1: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 55-60

Clip Location

Hour 59, clip 4


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth on a Thai Gangster He Knew,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 28, 2020,