He is a computer scientist best known for his work at IBM during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Known for

  • the Father of ASCII .This is because of his work on the standardization of ASCII
  • The name COBOL was suggested by Bob Bemer
  • IBM’s COMTRAN language, invented by Bob Bemer

Given NameRobert William
Family NameBemer
Birth DateFebruary 8, 1920
Birth PlaceSault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Death DateJune 22, 2004
Alumni OfAlbion College
Works For