Rollin R. Rees

Rollin Raymond Rees (January 10, 1865 – May 30, 1935) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Rollin R. Rees
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913
Preceded byWilliam A. Calderhead
Succeeded byGuy T. Helvering
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1865-01-10)January 10, 1865
Camden, Ohio
DiedMay 30, 1935(1935-05-30) (aged 70)
Anaheim, California
Political partyRepublican

Born in Camden, Ohio, Rees moved with his parents to Ottawa County, Kansas, in 1867. He attended the public schools and graduated from the agricultural college at Manhattan, Kansas, in 1885. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced practice in Minneapolis, Kansas. He served as the prosecuting attorney of Ottawa County 1895–1899, as a member of the State house of representatives 1899–1903, and as judge of the thirtieth judicial district 1903–1910. He resigned to become a candidate for Congress.

Rees was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress, and afterwards resumed the practice of law in Minneapolis, Kansas. He moved to California and engaged in banking and ranching.

Rees died in Anaheim, California on May 30, 1935 and was interred in Fairhaven Cemetery, Orange, California.


  • United States Congress. "Rollin R. Rees (id: R000133)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William A. Calderhead
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 5th congressional district

1911 – 1913
Succeeded by
Guy T. Helvering