Marshall Ensor

Red Brick School
Class of 1917

(Jan. 22, 1899 – Feb. 26, 1970)

After graduation, he taught Industrial Arts at Olathe High School. Except for a brief period during World War II, he taught there until he retired in 1965. Ensor was a pioneer in amateur “ham” radio and received the Paley Award in 1940, given by CBS President William Paley. During his teaching career, Ensor helped more than 10,000 listeners become proficient ham radio operators. The Ensor Park and Museum is located south of Olathe and houses Ensor’s original ham radio station equipment.