Franklin Delano Roosevelt allegedly always hated gold, but sure did everything possible to keep government vaults filled with the yellow metal.
He was first sworn into office as president of the United States on Saturday, March 3, 1933. This is the front page of the New York Daily News that day:
On Monday, March 6, Roosevelt stopped the convertibility of the dollar into gold. It was the first of as series of attacks by FDR on any gold that wasn’t in the vaults of the US government, culminating in his banning Americans from owning gold as part of the Gold Reserve Act, which was signed into law on January 30, 1934.