George W. Bush makes surprise appearance for jury duty

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Former President George W. Bush speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program
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DALLAS, TX -- Former President George W. Bush surprised a crowd at a Dallas courthouse Wednesday when he appeared for jury duty.

The 43rd president hobnobbed with other jurors and had his picture taken with people before leaving after a few hours when he wasn't picked to serve.

Bush spokesman Freddy Ford confirmed Bush's appearance to The Dallas Morning News.

One of the jurors, Sheri Coleman, told the paper that Bush was "very personable, very friendly."

He was whisked away by Secret Service agents after not being chosen for the jury panel.