Creator and First President of Burlington Liars’ Club
Was Not Otis Hulett – Would You Believe It?


Otis Hulett, long-time president of the Liars Club.

Over the years, former newspaper man and Burlington resident, Otis C. Hulett, has generally been credited with being the person responsible for creating the world famous Burlington Liars’ Club. According to the following article, which appeared in the Standard Democrat of December 13, 1940, however, the truth may “lie” elsewhere.

In the article, Mannel Hahn, who lived in Burlington in the late 1920s into 1930, tells the story of the origin of the Burlington Liars’ Club. As will be seen, the Liars’ Club – which some say is one of Burlington’s chief claims to fame – had almost accidental beginnings.

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