Richard V. Andree

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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 in the late 1960s and thru the 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. He also held evening and night computer study labs for local business owners wanting an exposure to computers and how they could use them in their business.

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