Milton B. Garris (c. 1897 - 1960), also sometimes as 'William B. Garris,' was a land surveyor and civil engineer based in Miami, Florida. He was born in South Carolina and is recorded as having attended the Citadel military college in Charleston, graduating in 1909. Afterwards, he relocated to Florida while working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he oversaw dredging and other work in Miami Harbor and adjacent channels. He appears to have ended his military service around 1920 and was consulted for the Sewell Plan and other work in Miami Harbor. He founded Watson and Garris Civil Engineers, Inc. in 1923 with P. L. Watson and notably oversaw the platting of Biscayne Island (Key Biscayne ) on the Venetian Causeway in Miami in 1936. Although his business was located in Miami, Garris resided in nearby Coral Gables, where he ran for City Council in the late 1920s and served as assistant city manager in the late 1940s. He also served as the director of the Miami section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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