Council, Commodore T.

Council, Commodore T.


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.


  • Submitted by holly on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 1:47pm

    Does anyone have more information about Commodore T. Council's family? Or know where I might find more info? I own a home that I believe he built for his daughter, which adjoins his own previous dwelling. The house records/deeds are a bit murky, but since he was the owner I suspect I will not find more about who actually lived in the house there. I am also interested to know who the architect or builder of the home was.

    many thanks!



  • Submitted by Susan Holland on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:53am

    This article entitled History in Our Midst, give a little information on the Council family.

  • Submitted by Bobby Franklin on Monday, April 1, 2013 - 10:47am

    Holly: I have a very, very old pair of stunning mahogany w/yewwood inlay Hepplewhite Pembroke tables that were left to me by my 90 year-old uncle at his death. He had these tables in his possession for approximately 40 years when he died 10 years ago. He told me that these two tables came from the "C.T. Council mansion". It was my understanding that this mansion was possibly located on Holloway Street.....which many, many years ago had a section that I understand was a "Millionaires Row" of sorts. Would you or anybody possibly have any information that would be relative to this??? Thanks to all.....

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