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Moynihan Puts Farm Up for Sale

July 1, 2000

DAVENPORT, N.Y. (AP) _ The rural homestead where U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and his family lived for 36 years is on the market.

``Pat’s giving up the Senate and I’m giving up the farm,″ his wife, Elizabeth Moynihan, told The Associated Press on Saturday.

The home, where Hillary Rodham Clinton symbolically began her run to replace him, is being offered for $1.1 million. It is comprised of two Greek Revival houses, two barns, the schoolhouse, ponds, stream and 8,000 feet of road frontage on 500 acres.

Elizabeth cited age in what she said was her quick decision to sell the home located in the hamlet of Pindar’s Corners, about 57 miles west of Albany.

``Everyone I know who is over 70 like me is trying to simplify their life,″ she said. She is two months away from 71. Her three children are in their 40s.

``I have arthritis in the knees and I can’t garden six hours a day,″ she said.

Moynihan, 73, finishes his fourth and final six-year term at the end of this year.

The couple also has a condominium with what Elizabeth called ``a wonderful view of Pennsylvania Avenue″ in Washington, D.C.

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