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. Tony_Barr_SAS.jpg

A longer history of SAS is available here:

Whilst in the UK in 2018, Tony also presented to SUGUKI and the video is here: