Tony Barr created the SAS System in 1966, and was a major shareholder in SAS Institute until 1979.
The beginnings of SAS are fascinating indeed, involving the Pentagon and IBM PL/1
Here is an early picture of Tony Barr presenting at SUGU 1 in 1967 in Kissemee.
A longer history of SAS is available here: http://www.barrsystems.com/about_us/the_company/sas_history.asp
Whilst in the UK in 2018, Tony also presented to SUGUKI and the video is here: