Richard V. Andree
Richard Vernon Andree (16 December 1919 – 8 May 1987) was an American mathematician and computer scientist. He taught both at the University of Oklahoma for 37 years, and served as a professor emeritus there until his death. He and his wife, Josephine, founded Mu Alpha Theta. He wrote a book on abstract algebra entitled Selections From Modern Abstract Algebra which was first published in 1958. He also wrote and published at his own expense numerous puzzle books and enjoyed cryptography. He, along with his students, developed the ALPS programming language a forerunner of BASIC.
For several years the late 1960s and early 1970s he ran a summer school for high school teachers in Oklahoma to expose them to computers. Teachers would come from around the state and take short courses in programming in FORTRAN or BASIC.