Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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’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