William Richard Kent

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William Richard Kent
Member of Parliament
for Humber—St. George's
In office
June 1949 – June 1953
Personal details
Born William Richard Kent
(1905-12-16)16 December 1905
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Died 1 January 1964(1964-01-01) (aged 58)
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Avis Irene LeMessurier
m. 8 February 1930[1]
Profession barrister

William Richard Kent (16 December 1905 – 1 January 1964) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was a barrister by career.

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Kent was educated at Bishop Feild College in St. John's. From June 1935 to April 1938, he was a magistrate in the community of St. George's. From May 1942 to April 1945 he was Deputy Secretary of Justice for St. John's.

He was first elected to Parliament at the Humber—St. George's riding in the 1949 general election. After completing his only term in the House of Commons, the 21st Canadian Parliament, Kent did not stand as a candidate in the 1953 federal election.


  1. ^ Normandin, Pierre G. (1952). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 

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