Nothing is known of Howard's early life. He is a resident of Subway Town.
Events of RAGE
In 2135, when Nicholas Raine first arrives in Subway Town, he can be found wandering around the settlement and will offer a greeting and a few words. After completing the "Mutant Expansion" quest, Howard will thank Nicholas for clearing out the mutants and making the town safer.
When the Authority occupies Subway Town, he does his best to lie low, and warns Raine to do the same in order to evade capture.