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