In 1956, two ASHAE regions put forward suggestions for merger.
The plan next would be mailed to ASHAE chapter presidents and ASRE section presidents to stimulate discussion at the local level.
ASHAE President Elmer Queer outlined the premises for the merger.
Today it is really not a question of whether ASRE and ASHAE should merge but of when."
As required by the Membership Corporations Law of New York State, the Plan for Merger was submitted to the memberships of ASHAE and ASRE.
1, 1958, in the Conrad Hilton, ASHAE members overwhelmingly approved the plan, with 5,307 voting in person or by proxy in favor and only 405 against.