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Rollin R. Rees

Politician. Republican. Born: January 10, 1865, Camden, Ohio. Died: May 30, 1935, Anaheim, California. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District: March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1913.

A one-term Republican congressman who fell victim of the Democrat's Woodrow Wilson serge of 1912, Rollin Rees was born in Camden, Preble County, Ohio, on January 10, 1865. He moved in 1867 with his parents to Ottawa County, Kansas, where he attended the public schools; Rees graduated from the Kansas State Agricultural College at Manhattan in 1885, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1887. Rees commenced practice in Minneapolis, Kansas, served as county attorney of Ottawa County (1895-1899), as a member of the state house of representatives (1899-1903), and as a judge of the thirtieth judicial district (1903-1910). Resigning the latter position to become a candidate for Congress in 1910, Rees ran a successful campaign and served in the Sixty-second Congress, March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913. After his single term, Rees resumed the practice of law in Minneapolis and then moved to California where he engaged in banking and ranching. He died in Anaheim, California, on May 30, 1935.

Entry: Rees, Rollin R.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Modified: May 2012

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