Hugh McGregor Ross (31 August 1917 – 1 September 2014)http://www.gospelofthomas.info/about.htm was an early pioneer in the history of British computing.Fischer, Eric. 2000. The Evolution of Character Codes, 1874-1968 He was employed by Ferranti from the mid-1960s, where he worked on the Ferranti Pegasus Vacuum tube computer.Ross, Hugh McGregor. 2001. "Ferranti's London Computer Centre", in Computer Resurrection: The Bulletin of the Computer Conservation Society, Number 25, Summer. He was involved in the standardization of ASCII and ISO 646 and worked closely with Bob Bemer.Bob Bemer (n.d.). An Email-based Interview with Hugh McGregor Ross . Trailing-edge.com. Accessed 2008-12-09. ASCII was first known in Europe as the Bemer-Ross Code.Bob Bemer (n.d.). Bemer meets Europe . Trailing-edge.com. Accessed 2008-04-14. Employed at IBM at that time He was also one of the four main designers of ISO 6937, with Peter Fenwick, Bernard Marti and Loek Zeckendorf. He was one of the principal architects of the Universal Character Set ISO/IEC 10646 when it was first conceived.
Hugh was an expert in the Gospel of Thomas and wrote several books about it. He was a Quaker, and also wrote about George Fox. His working papers on the teachings of Fox are held at Yorkshire Quaker Heritage Project. Quaker Records at ancestry.com