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

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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: 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: