Burrage, Guy Hamilton was born on June 14, 1867 in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Hamilton and Mary How (Davis) Burrage.
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1887.
Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1880, advanced through grades to vice admiral, 1942. Served in United States Ship Wheeling uring Spanish-American War. Executive officer United States Ship Chattanooga, 1905-1907, United States Ship Connecticut, 1910.
Commanded United States Ship Albatross, 1910-1912. Commandant midshipman United States.Naval Academy, 1912-1915. Commanded United States Ship Nebraska, 1915-1919.
Commandant Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, 1919. Commandant naval forces in Europe, 1926-1928. Commandant 5th Naval District and Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 1928-1931.