Former President George W. Bush Reports for Jury Duty

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• August 5, 2015 2:23 pm


Former U.S. President George W. Bush showed up for jury duty Wednesday in Texas, according to images posted to social media.

"Look who I just met doing Jury Duty! #POTUS" Desiree Bryant wrote on Twitter early Wednesday afternoon, attaching of photo of herself and the 43rd president. The picture was also circulated by other Twitter users.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Bush reported for duty at the George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building in downtown Dallas. One of the jurors said Bush spoke to everyone and posed for multiple photos.

"He was very personable, very friendly, just ‘hey, I’m here to serve,’ he asked questions and was very nice," Sheri Coleman said. "I loved it."

Bush spokesman Freddy Ford confirmed that Bush visited the courthouse for jury duty at 8:50 a.m. and stayed until noon. Secret Service remained outside the courtroom to ensure the former president’s safety. Bush was not selected as a juror.

Another juror, Joel Ehambe, said it was an "honor" to meet Bush at the courthouse.

"I turned around and he was seated right behind me and I said, ‘I think I know that guy,’" Ehambe said. "Then the judge introduced him and said it was an honor to have the former President of the United States in the court."

It was not the first time Bush has been summoned to perform his civic duty. In 2005, then-President Bush was called to report for jury duty in McLennan County, Texas.

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