Howard Findley was the local boss of Sweetrock's Gomorra operation. During the early part of his Gomorra career as a rather ruthless corporate boss, emplying the hitman Jim McNeil to deal with Black Jack and driving smaller mining operations out of business.
In Mouth of Hell his sanity was starting to suffer somewhat. His exposure to supernatural forces as well as the pressures of his job had caused him to lose his grip on reality somewhat.
By the time of Do Unto Others his status had suffered greatly.