Log In

Patrick Thomas Houlihan

museum director

Patrick Thomas Houlihan, museum director.


Houlihan, Patrick Thomas was born on June 22, 1942 in New Haven. Son of John T. and Irene (Rourke) Houlihan.


Bachelor of Science, Georgetown University, 1964. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1971.


Assistant commissioner New York State Museum, Albany, 1980-1981. Director Heard Museum, Phoenix, 1972-1980, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, 1981-1987, Millicent Rogers Museum, 1988-1993. Writer, researcher Ugo Productions, Los Angeles, 1993—2000.

Founding partner Walkabout Books, LLC, since 2000.


Married Betsy Eliason, June 19, 1965. Children: Mark T. and Michael D. (twins).