Danish merchant and political author; born in Aarhuus, Jutland, June 1, 1817; died in Copenhagen Sept. 3, 1874; son of Hartvig Philip Ree. In 1842 he established a wholesale produce business in Randers, in which town he filled many public offices, being, e.g., a member of the harbor committee and an alderman (1849-53). He was, besides, a representative of the Jewish congregation. In 1857 Ree transferred his business to Copenhagen, and in 1864 was elected a member of the Folkething, or Lower House.
Ree wrote, besides several articles on national economy, a political history of Norway entitled "Undersögelser over Norges Forhold i 1814," which appeared in several numbers of the "Dansk Maanedsskrift" (1862, 1863, 1865). He was one of the founders of Kreditforeningen for Landejendomme i Östifterne (1866), a society for the promotion of agriculture by means of loans to the owners of small farms.
- C. F. Bricka, Dansk Biografisk Lexicon.