After studying at the King's College, University of Cambridge and the École nationale supérieure d'Agronomie de Grignon (France), he started to work as a government official at the Thai Ministry of Agriculture. On 24 June 1932 he joined the coup group of the 1932 coup, the People's Party. He became secretary general in the cabinet of Field Marshal Phibunsongkhram, and Minister of Education in the cabinet of Khuang Abhaiwongse. When Khuang resigned directly after the end of World War II, he was elected as prime minister on 31 August 1945 and formed the 12th Thai administration. However he was only chosen because the preferred candidate Seni Pramoj, chief of the Free Thai Movement, wasn't available. Seventeen days after his election, on 17 September, he resigned to free the post for Seni Pramoj.
Later he became president of the constitutional drafting committee in the government of Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat.
|5th Prime Minister of Thailand|
31 August 1945 – 17 September 1945
|Preceded by||Khuang Abhaiwongse|
|Succeeded by||Seni Pramoj|
|Born||10 November 1904
Kantang, Trang, Siam
|Died||3 November 1971 (aged 66)
|Political party||Khana Ratsadon|
|Free Thai Movement|
|Alma mater||King's College
University of Cambridge
École nationale supérieure d'Agronomie de Grignon
|Prime Minister of Thailand