Justin Amash

official U.S. Congress photo of Justin Amash, c. 2015

Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 18, 1980

Ethnicity: Palestinian Arab, Syrian Arab

Justin Amash is an American attorney and politician. A Republican, he has served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan, since January 3, 2011.

His father, Attallah, is from a Palestinian Arab Christian (Antiochian Orthodox) family, and moved to the U.S. in 1956. His mother, Mimi, is Syrian, from a Syrian Orthodox family.

Justin is married to Kara, with whom he has three children.

Justin’s paternal grandparents were Elias A. Amash and Fotten. Fotten was born in Lid.

Source: Obituary of Justin’s paternal grandmother, Fotten Amash – http://obits.mlive.com

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