Along with Germain Bernard, co-founder of the Five Points Drug Company, co-inventor of BC Powders and the BC Remedy Company. Per his Dula biography:
"Mr. Council is a native of Chatham County, but has lived in Durham [since 1890]. He attended the Trinity Park School, and then the University of North Carolina, where he studied pharmacy. His first job in his new profession was in Durham."
"Mr. Council is a past president of the Durham Chamber of Commerce, was first president of the re-organized Community Chest, a charter member and past president (1937) of the Kiwanis Club, active president of the Depositors National Bank, officer and director of the Home Building and Loan Association for twenty-five years. An ardent churchman, he is an active member of the Watts Street Baptist Church where he has served in many capacities. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Meredith College, and has served on the UNC Board of Trustees. For about ten years, he was a member of the City School Board.