Guerry, William Alexander was born on July 7, 1861 in Clarendon Company, South Carolina, United States. Son of Review Le Grand F. and Margaret Serena (Brailsford) Guerry.
Master of Arts, University of the South, 1884, Bachelor of Divinity, 1891.
Deacon, 1889, priest, 1890, Protestant Episcopal Church. Rector Florence, Marion and Darlington, South Carolina., 1888-1893. Chaplain and professor homiletics and pastoral theology, University of the South, 1893-1907.
Consecrated coadjutor bishop of South Carolina., 1907. Became bishop, 1908. President Provincial Board of Social Service, Province IV, 1917-1926. Home: Charleston, South Carolina.