William Rice Kent was an Irish politician. He was first elected as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork East constituency at the September 1927 general election. He lost his seat at the 1932 general election. He was elected as a National Centre Party TD at the 1933 general election. He did not contest the 1937 general election.
His brother David Kent was a Sinn Féin TD for Cork East from 1918–27.